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Modern Fire Behavior

INITIAL FIRE GROWTH THERMALS BY JOE STARNES

Fire‬ as a piece of furniture fire grows, a thermal updraft column on each side is created forcing the new oxygen to enter the combustion from the low area of the fire. The thermal column travels to the ceiling and transfers to the outside of these two columns by turbulence and mushrooming of the gases...
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Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Post courtesy of Traditions Training and Fire Engineering – http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2014/07/firefighter-training-drill-vent-enter-isolate-search-veis.html 07/18/2014 Drill by Kyle Stephens EVD, Baltimore City Fire Department Assistant Chief, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Instructor, Traditions Training LLC. This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a...
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Controlling the Door – Courtesy of www.FlowPathManagement.com

The fire service must understand the more ventilation provided to a fire the greater the heat release rate and energy production becomes resulting in intensification of the fire. Firefighters arriving at the commercial building fire in my city yesterday found a working fire in the rear of the business. Do you think the firefighters chocked...
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PUSH FOR SPRINKLERS IN KANSAS DUE TO MODERN FIRE BEHAVIOR

House fires injure or kill thousands of Americans every year and now they are more likely to burn faster than ever.  A new report found fires spread more quickly in newer homes and homes with newer products and materials – giving people less time to escape. “We live in homes that are filled with things...
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FIRE ENGINEERING FIRE DYNAMICS WEBPAGE

Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry’s most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest...
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