Brian Zaitz asks, We often associate vertical ventilation with saw cuts in the roof, but what happens when the saw doesn’t start or it fails in the middle of the cut?
Raul Angulo has a drill that gets your firefighters familiar with blower use in positive pressure ventilation and attack and shares a way to deal with a common problem.
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?
Ventilation is a task that must be performed on nearly every fire, and it must be coordinated, communicated, and correct--the three Cs of ventilation.
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.
Adam St. John will cover in detail several recent fire dynamic studies with a focus on the efects of ventilation.
Have we become overly conservative on the fireground? Jimm Walsh on how aggressive early action can actually increase safety.