FIRE THEORY / BEHAVIOUR

Lesson Plans:

Resource One
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YouTube Videos:

Fireground Size-Up and How to Read Smoke

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS: Identify and Control the Flow Path

Building Construction

Flow Path and Reading smoke

What’s the difference between SLICERS and RECEO VS?

Tactical Considerations: Fire Flows from High Pressure to Low Pressure

Tactical Considerations: Nothing Showing Means Nothing

Tactical Considerations: Forcing the Front Door Must be Thought of as Ventilation

Tactical Consideration:  Fire Development Changes When a Fire Becomes Ventilation Limited

Tactical Consideration:  Get Water in the Eaves for Attic Fires

Tactical Consideration: Pushing Fire

Tactical Consideration: Flow Path and Suppression Must be Considered Together

Tactical Consideration: Keep the Wind at Your Back

Mix – UL Firefighter Safety

Tactical Consideration: Transitional Attack with Fire Showing Near the Entry Point

Tactical Consideration: There Can be Survivable Spaces on Arrival

Tactical Consideration: If You Get Water Where It Needs to Go, You Don’t Need Much

Understanding the Basics:  Heat Release Rate Vs Temperature

Tactical Consideration: The Door Closest to the Apparatus Should not Dictate Line Placement

Tactical Consideration: Initiate You Firefight on the Same Level as the Fire

Tactical Consideration: Basement Fires – Don’t Get Caught in the Flow Path Exhaust

Tactical Consideration: Building Construction Affects Fire Behaviour

Tactical Consideration: Termal Imagers – Structural Stability

Tactical Consideration: Understand How Heat Transfers Through Turnout Gear

Tactical Consideration: Your Workplace Has Changed: You Need to Evolve

Tactical Consideration: Follow the Rules of Live-Fire Training

Tactical Consideration:  There is No Substitute for Knowledge

Part 1 of 7: (Intro) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics

Part 2 of 7: (Fire Environment) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics

Part 3 of 7: (Fire Dynamics) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics

Part 4 of 7: (Case Studies) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics

Part 5 of 7: (Fire Behavior Training ) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior

Part 6 of 7: (Live Fire Tests) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior

Part 7 of 7: (Organizational Change) NIST & UL Research on Fire Behavior

 

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