Science has evolved to be able to explore modern fire dynamics like never before. Nick Salameh offers his thoughts on why more firefighters aren't making use of the research.
In this firefighter training video, Frank Ricci and John Twohill examine a simple way to maintain door control during search and how the engine can use the same device during fire attack.
Firefighters' ability to recognize this directional flow and read the smoke’s color, velocity, and density will give them a great deal of information before entry.
Firefighters need to exercise the same level of diligence when it comes to overhaul of walls and ceilings as with other forms of ventilation, say Nick Papa and Pete Morotto.
Host Joe Pronesti talks to Seattle (WA) Deputy Chief (Ret.) Phil Jose about reading smoke and firefighting in "Main Street" buildings.
Host Danny Sheridan is joined by FDNY Deputy Chief Frank Leeb to discuss the UL FSRI boot camp and Sheridan's article, "Evolution, Not Revolution: Urban Fire Dynamics Boot Camp."
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new research report, “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings.”
Nick Papa and Pete Morotto review some considerations for truck and engine companies when it comes to door control.
If not applied in appropriate flow rate, nozzle pattern and location, suppression streams may not reach the source of the fire and/or result in the generation of excess steam, potentially endangering occupants of the structure and the firefighter themselves.
Read recent fire news from the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including research on time to flashover and fire standards.