A sudden change in flow paths can be deadly for firefighters on the line. Grab a training bulletin on such scenarios from Bill Gustin.
Michael Reick discusses that fire ventilation is obviously a key factor for safe and effective firefighting operations.
In this Training Minutes video on fire behavior, John Ceriello of the FDNY demonstrates two scenarios in which use of a smoke curtain can help control the flow path until firefighters are ready to engage the fire.
In this new Training Minutes video, Sean Gray and company discuss the ordering of priorities when it comes to rescue scenarios in vent-enter-isolate-search operations.
In this first video on using a "dollhouse" training prop, P.J. Norwood, Sean Gray, and company demonstrate how to simulate basic fire behavior, including flashover and the effects of horizontal and vertical ventilation.
Michael Reick discusses the ability to control smoke flows in buildings in case of a fire for safe rescue and firefighting operations.
I am writing in reference to "Flow Paths and Fire Behavior" by Jonathan Monaghan (The Engine Company, October 2015).
The term "flow path" has evolved into one of our industry's buzzwords. Recently, many studies have been conducted on flow paths with regard to fire spread. But what exactly is a flow path? How do we control it? Does it matter? What dangers does it present to firefighters?
Today, new debates are occurring around firehouse kitchen tables and training rooms across the fire service. These debates are positive discussions that are driving the fire service to where we should be operating.