Leadership

Flashover poses a great risk to the fire service. It is imperative that fire service administrators recognize this and take steps to manage the inherent risk of flashover to their firefighters.
Fire Dynamics

Flashover poses a great risk to the fire service. It is imperative that fire service administrators recognize this and take steps to manage the inherent risk of flashover to their firefighters.
Leadership

Editor`s note: This article is based on a research paper the author submitted in September 1998 as part of the "Strategic Management of Change" course in the National Fire Academy`s Executive Fire Officer Program.
Firefighter Training

We thank Chris Kozub for his comments (Letters to the Editor, September 1995) so we can clarify some issues we may not have made clear regarding how the Rockland County Fire Training Center conducts the Flashover Survival Program.
Firefighting

The flashover simulator is a training unit designed by the Swedish National Survival Board in 1986. It is the first segment of a four-stage firefighting system. This first stage involves trainees as observers only; subsequent stages take firefighters through practical, hands-on suppression methodologies. This article covers only the first stage of the Swedish system.
Firefighting

The call was for a basement fire in a three-story brick multiple dwelling. The first-in engine transmitted the signal for a working fire. Two additional engines and a truck were dispatched. Engine 8 arrived third. The intense heat prevented the first two engines from moving into the basement. Engulfed in the hot, black, billowing smoke, they applied water into the opened exterior cellar door.
Leadership

Flashovers have been happening in North America since 1590, but they seem to be having a more adverse impact on firefighters now than ever before. One of the reasons for this is lack of experience. Most firefighters rarely get to see a flashover. Either they arrive in time to keep it from happening or they arrive after it happens Unfortunately for some firefighters, the first flashover they witnessed was also their last.