Tag Archives: Wind Driven

Residential Fire Injures Seven Firefighters: Wind Driven Conditions Suspected

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Residential Fire Injures Seven Firefighters: Wind Driven Conditions Suspected. Apparent wind driven condition contributed to rapidly escalating fire conditions resulting in extreme fire behavior during initial fire suppression operations being coordinated at a single family residential dwelling (SFD) fire Friday night February 24th in Riverdale, MD

Wind Driven Fires

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Wind blowing into the broken window of a room on fire can turn a “routine room and contents fire” into a floor-to-ceiling firestorm.

Firefighter Killed In Roof Collapse at Church Fire

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A major fire took command of the roof area at Tabernacle of Praise Church on the southside of Muncie, Indiana on Wednesday June 15, 2010. The fast moving fire caused significant the structural support of the roof system to collapse during fire suppression operations. This resulted in one firefighter becoming trapped with later reports indicating the firefighter […]

Predicated Building Performance

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When we look at various buildings and occupancies, past operational experiences; those that were successful, and those that were not, give us experiences that define and determine how we access, react and expect similar structures and occupancies to perform at a given alarm in the future. Naturalistic (or recognition-primed) decision-making forms much of this basis. […]

Wind Driven Mansion Fire

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A million dollar Baltimore County, Maryland home was destroyed Sunday December 13, 2009 by a fire that tore through the 4,700-square-foot structure with such intensity that firefighters were forced to battle the flames from the exterior.

Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) Tactics

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Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) TacticsImproving firefighter safety is an ongoing effort for the fire service. A series of fire experiments were conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to better understand the effectiveness of using fans at different locations to reduce the temperature in stairwells, corridors, room […]

Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…Three LODDs January 23, 2005

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Remembering FDNY Black Sunday…LODD 2005 Take the time to read both NIOSH reports and remember the sacrafice… Three veteran FDNY firefighters died in the LODD in Brooklyn, New York and the Bronx on Sunday January 23, 2005, a day that has become known as “Black Sunday” and called one of the saddest in fire department […]