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.
Ricky Mantey describes a night of terror when his crew and he were trapped in a flashover that claimed the lives of two other firefighters.
Appearances can be deceiving. Nick Papa shares lessons learned from a 2016 structure fire.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) released a training bulletin dealing with recognizing the dynamic fire phenomenon known as backdraft.
Being aggressive means more than being first in, writes Duane Daggers. It also includes an understanding of the fireground and your role as a firefighter.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently released a brief article dealing with the fire behavior phenomenon known as flashover.
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.