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Modern Fire Behavior

5 FDNY FFs HURT IN BROOKLYN MAYDAY

Five firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a two-alarm fire Wednesday morning at a building in Brooklyn. The FDNY responded to the call at about 8:30 a.m. at 781 Washington Avenue, a 7-story residential building in Prospect Heights. The fire was placed under control about 90 minutes later, with about 100 firefighters responding. The blaze...
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HOUSTON CLOSE CALL – MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR OR FIREFIGHTER INSANITY?

Houston firefighters battled a house fire on Garden St. near Fir Street in southeast Houston on Friday. No one was hurt, but there was a close call for one firefighter who briefly became trapped inside the front door.  Other fire fighters quickly pulled him to safety and no one was not injured. The firefighters was badly...
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Influence of Roof Opening on Gas Temperature Rise in an Enclosure

ORIGINAL POST FOUND AT: http://www.globalfireresearch.com/reports/research/influence-of-roof-opening-on-gas-temperature-rise-in-an-enclosure?utm_source=Global+Fire+Research+Report+Subscription&utm_campaign=c58a12f891-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b996d3573a-c58a12f891-169899589#.VDWNxBY4KH1 There has been much research and attention recently aimed at better understanding the effects of ventilation on fire behavior. This is especially important to firefighters operating inside an enclosure when the ventilation is occurring. Understanding the effects of ventilation can help to better coordinate operations and avoid hazardous conditions such...
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Master Stream Applications

ORIGINAL POST FOUND AT: http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2014/10/master-stream-applications.html?cmpid=EnlFireEngWeeklyOctober72014 By Frank Ricci, Sean Gray, P.J. Norwood, Chris Pepler, Howard Blthye, Brandon DeMars, Jay Balletto, Anthony Avillo This covers the main conversation from a recent episode of the radio show “Politics & Tactics.” With the new focus on science in the fire service, we would like to start the conversation...
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Faster Fires: Why Your Home Could Burn 8x Faster

You now only have about 3 minutes after the fire alarm goes off, to get out of your home safely. That time has dramatically dropped over the years — it used to be 17 minutes. These large open boxes were set up for the I-Team by the Alsip Fire Department. The one on the right...
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Analysis of Influencing Factors on Flashover in the Long-Narrow Confined Space

Much work has been done to investigate and better understand flashovers. However, these flashover theories generally do not apply to long and narrow confined spaces such as tunnels or other corridors. There are differences in the fire growth process between long-narrow spaces and typical enclosures. For instance, in long, narrow spaces, the combustion products are...
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