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.
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.
A multidisciplinary team has developed a low cost, easily replicable approach for simulating conditions commonly encountered by firefighters.
Building a co-educational relationship with a local college or university opens avenues for a fire department to access top-notch resources and talent.
Ongoing fire dynamics research is challenging long-held firefighting tenets. Daniel Sheridan compares what he was taught as a new firefighter in 1986 in light of fire dynamics research regarding ventilation and water application.
In this video, Cobb County (GA) Fire Captain Sean Gray and Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Captain Chad Christenson talk about water movement and cooling in structure fires.
"Today’s training sets up firefighters for failure, so we must begin identifying what we can do during our training to truly prepare ourselves and officers for their next fire," writes P.J. Norwood and Sean Grey.
The faster you get water on the seat of the fire, the better things get for everyone on the fireground.