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Defining Buildings and their Inherent Characteristics

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Defining Building Categories and Systems for Today’s Fireground

Training Download: Commercials- Got Fire? Anticipate Collapse

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It is mission critical to comprehend and understand your department’s operational capabilities and the necessary deployment demands for fire suppression, fire flow and phased operations at commercial building fires. Training Download Available.

Fire Modeling Software

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Fire Modeling and Fire Simulator programs are available that were developed or sponsored by the Fire Research Division at the NIST.

Fire Behavior 101; Taking it to the Streets

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  Fire Behavior Fire Dynamics Fire Dynamics is the study of how chemistry, fire science, material science and the mechanical engineering disciplines of fluid mechanics and heat transfer interact to influence fire behavior. In other words, Fire Dynamics is the study of how fires start, spread and develop. But what exactly is a fire? Defining Fire Fire […]

Tactical Patience and the New Considerations of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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The most recent release of the testing report from Underwriters Laboratories; Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction.

Taking it to the Streets; “Redefining the Fire Ground” Rescheduled

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Many would argue that the fire ground doesn’t need to be “redefined”; that the way we do business in the Streets is just fine and that the American Fire Service knows how to get the job done, at any cost.

International Society of Fire Service Instructors; “Modern Construction Considerations for Company Officers.”

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The program is a train-the trainer package that combines the latest research on light weight building construction.

What’s On Your Radar Screen?

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BuildingsonFire 2010; Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues or Focus that should be on Your Radar Screen The following list is but a modest cross section of pertinent information or focus areas today’s Firefighter, Company or Command Officer MUST be knowledgeable in, have insights and proficiency based […]

The “Routiness” of Success, Or Not..

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It’s no longer just brute force and sheer physical determination that define structural fire suppression operations. Aggressive firefighting must be redefined and aligned to the built environment and associated with goal oriented tactical operations that are defined by risk assessed and analyzed tasks that are executed under battle plans that promote the best in safety […]

It’s more than just Size-Up; Situational Awareness and Dynamic Risk Assessment

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Dynamic Risk Assessment is commonly used to describe a process of risk assessment being carried out in a changing or evolving environment, where what is being assessed is developing as the process itself is being undertaken. This is further problematical for the Incident Commander when confronted with competing or conflicting incident priorities, demands or distractions […]

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    Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire and the Worcester Six | Command Safety
    Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire 1999
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