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FIRE - From Knowledge to Practice FROM KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE:
Embedding scientific knowledge of fire dynamics into firefighting operations. In January of 2014 Ottawa Fire Services and its partners, the Calgary Fire Department, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency and the service de sécurité incendie de Montréal were notified by the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) that the project funding proposal aimed at developing a collaborative, comprehensive Fire Dynamics Training Curriculum was successful.

The CSSP, which is led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science, has agreed to fund the project, recognizing the need for fire services to shift from an experientially based firefighting approach to the development of evidence-based policy, operations and training. In addition to the CSSP’s commitment, the project has received widespread support from the Canadian and international fire service communities.

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Save the Date. Further information about registration will be posted at http://www.sfpe-ncr.ca/This dynamic webinar will...
08/06/2021

Save the Date. Further information about registration will be posted at http://www.sfpe-ncr.ca/

This dynamic webinar will focus on a reflection of the failure and collapse of the WTC, its lessons, and the panel’s advocacy for fire safety arts and sciences.
Chief Jerry Tracy will reflect on the failure and collapse of WTC as well as focusing on the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to fire safety as it is incorporated into legislation, regulation, standards, and codes. Chief Tracy is credited with developing numerous training programs and SOPs within FDNY, as well as for his ongoing work on high rise fire dynamics and emergency operations.

Dr. Venkatesh Kodur, a member of FEMA’s “Experts Team” into the collapse of the WTC buildings will review the findings as a case study into the current drawbacks in fire safety provisions. Dr Kodur will summarize the conclusions & recommendations contained in the reports produced by NIST and FEMA and will highlight the innovations and research still required.

Chief Peter McBride will advocate for a new national fire laboratory in Ottawa, Canada as part of the ongoing research outlined by Dr Kodur and multi-disciplinary approach advocated by Chief Tracy. Chief McBride will build the case for maintaining Canada’s globally competitive position through the lab’s critical role for product development & innovation within industry, as well as for maintaining safety and confidence in public fire safety.

In honour of the 343 FDNY members who sacrificed their lives that day and in memoriam of all the lives lost as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attack, an entry fee of $3.43 will be charged, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Save the Date. Further information about registration will be posted at http://www.sfpe-ncr.ca/

This dynamic webinar will focus on a reflection of the failure and collapse of the WTC, its lessons, and the panel’s advocacy for fire safety arts and sciences.
Chief Jerry Tracy will reflect on the failure and collapse of WTC as well as focusing on the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to fire safety as it is incorporated into legislation, regulation, standards, and codes. Chief Tracy is credited with developing numerous training programs and SOPs within FDNY, as well as for his ongoing work on high rise fire dynamics and emergency operations.

Dr. Venkatesh Kodur, a member of FEMA’s “Experts Team” into the collapse of the WTC buildings will review the findings as a case study into the current drawbacks in fire safety provisions. Dr Kodur will summarize the conclusions & recommendations contained in the reports produced by NIST and FEMA and will highlight the innovations and research still required.

Chief Peter McBride will advocate for a new national fire laboratory in Ottawa, Canada as part of the ongoing research outlined by Dr Kodur and multi-disciplinary approach advocated by Chief Tracy. Chief McBride will build the case for maintaining Canada’s globally competitive position through the lab’s critical role for product development & innovation within industry, as well as for maintaining safety and confidence in public fire safety.

In honour of the 343 FDNY members who sacrificed their lives that day and in memoriam of all the lives lost as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attack, an entry fee of $3.43 will be charged, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

I have had a number of requests to see the contents page of Fire Dynamics for Firefighters.
07/31/2021

I have had a number of requests to see the contents page of Fire Dynamics for Firefighters.

CFBT-Thailand
05/09/2019

CFBT-Thailand

Get Ready!🚨CFBT International
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☑️CFBT - I Instructor Course
🗓On 26-30 Aug 2019 (EN)
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One of our Enclosure Fire Dynamics Simulators (EFDS) is on its way to the Ontario Fire College where it will help to ach...
09/17/2018

One of our Enclosure Fire Dynamics Simulators (EFDS) is on its way to the Ontario Fire College where it will help to achieve the Project's objectives to standardize fire dynamics knowledge and improve multi-jurisdictional interoperability.

This particular EFDS was the one that was instrumented for my Master's thesis experiments. It's a bittersweet milestone to watch it leave our site, knowing it will be well used to train firefighters from across Ontario.

03/13/2018
SBSK

SBSK

More Transitional Attack training from another large West Coast Dept. LA City Fire Dept. shows us how to get two lines into place quickly. #FastWaterOnTankWater
Video credit: LACoFD Training Films
Video link: https://vimeo.com/231623961

International Society of Fire Service Instructors
08/30/2016

International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Countdown begins...only 29 more days until the kick off of the 2016 Fall Instructor Development Conference in Cincinnati....Register this week to save on your registration.

07/26/2016
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Less than nine weeks to go until the kick off of the 2016 Fall Instructor Development Conference - and courses are filling up fast (there are only nine seats left in the newly launched Training Officer Credential on September 27 & 28)! This Friday is the last day to register for the full week in order to be eligible to win tickets to the Sunday, October 2nd Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game...plus we are challenging you to be #ISFSIFIT, not just physically, through fitness and health, but mentally through professional development and engagement.

Secure your spot today! Learn about the sessions and register here: http://isfsi.org/fall-instructor-conference-2016/

Dear Friends,It is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you of the loss of our brother Shawn. Tragically, Shawn su...
03/06/2016

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you of the loss of our brother Shawn. Tragically, Shawn suffered fatal injuries as the result of a snowmobile collision on Thursday March 3rd, 2016.

Shawn was a gentle giant whose keen perception and expression of ideas mirrored a phenomenal intelligence. His quick wit and good cheer regularly awoke amusement and pleasing laughter that will be sorely missed by all.

Tim, Brad, Geoff, Scott and I are grieving for his family and for the loss a friend and colleague.

Think of Shawn and smile and you will have remembered him well.

Peter McBride

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
12/01/2015

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

UL welcomes Daniel Madrzykowski as the newest member of the Firefighter Safety Research Institute.

After more than 30 years with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Fire Research Division, Dan Madrzykowski is joining the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) as a Senior Research Engineer based out of FSRI headquarters in Columbia, MD in January.

Dan holds a Master’s of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. Throughout his career, he has conducted research in the areas of fire suppression, large fire measurements, fire investigation and fire fighter safety. Dan has conducted fire investigation related studies in a wide range of areas including; fire fighter line of duty deaths and injuries, the post-earthquake fires in Kobe, Japan, oil field fires in Kuwait, the Station Night Club fire, and the Cook County Administration Building fire in Chicago.

In addition to his broad experience and knowledge, Dan also brings to UL his many ties within the fire community. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). He is also a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and was named their Instructor of the Year in 2009. Dan received the IFSTA Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership in 2012 and holds the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief with the Fire Department of the City of New York. Dan is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. In 2013, Dan was invited to the White House in honor of receiving a Service to America Medal. He received a President’s Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs for his firefighting research in 2014. In 2008, Dan and UL FSRI Director Stephen Kerber jointly received a Gold Medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce for their research on improving firefighting tactics for wind driven fires in structures.

We are honored to have such a distinguished colleague join the FSRI. Please join us in welcoming Dan!

International Society of Fire Service InstructorsPress ReleaseSeptember 1, 2015 Thanks to funding from the Department of...
09/01/2015
Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video Series

International Society of Fire Service Instructors
Press Release
September 1, 2015

Thanks to funding from the Department of Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is honored to release the second phase of training videos for the Principles of Modern Fire Attack. The ISFSI has built a series of training videos to assist departments in educating their professionals in the initial attack sequence, incorporating the fire dynamics research from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

The next four videos in this series break down the SLICE-RS acronym and provide expanded knowledge for today’s fire service.

• Video 1: A quick introduction to the training video series
• Video 2: The importance of Size-Up/360 and properly using the TIC for size-up
• Video 3: Preforming Rescues while using SLICE-RS including VEIS
• Video 4: Proper Fire Attack (interior and transitional) using the hose stream properly

When used in conjunction with the full length Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS training video the series is a complete training package provided free of charge for the fire service community. The new series of videos can be found at the ISFSI YouTube channel or through a direct link at:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLLoaO4uEI11OsyF7SY7WEZjAorZhraQs

A training video series on the Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS training program. These videos are assembled into a playlist, allowing you to watch...

UL-FSRI NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH A SURVEYUL-FSRI has worked hard over the past 10 years to provide the fire service with fir...
08/29/2015
UL-FSRI Measuring Success Survey

UL-FSRI NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH A SURVEY

UL-FSRI has worked hard over the past 10 years to provide the fire service with firefighter safety research to help us learn more about the fire environment and our tactics.

UL’s Firefighter Safety research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities we serve. Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments and agencies, FSRI executes cutting-edge firefighter research and makes the results widely available to the global fire community.

During the course of the last ten years FSRI has launched multiple training modules and has supplied tactical recommendations. These recommendations are the foundation for many departments is applying their tactics.

UL-FSRI now needs your help! We need to measure our success and shortfalls so we can continue to meet our mission, reduce firefighter injuries and line of duty deaths. Please help us measure our success by completing this short survey. Your feedback is important to FRSI and the global fire service.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ULFSRI

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06/18/2015
Penn Twp. Fire Dept.

Penn Twp. Fire Dept.

Responding Frankfurt Fire Apparatus from Station 2

Photos from some of the FKTP Training this week in Frankfurt, Germany
06/17/2015

Photos from some of the FKTP Training this week in Frankfurt, Germany

https://vimeo.com/102309091Frankfurt FD Basement Rollover Training
06/15/2015
Rollover

https://vimeo.com/102309091

Frankfurt FD Basement Rollover Training

Fotoshooting und Filmdreh für die Internetseite des Feuerwehr & Rettungs Training Center der Feuerwehr Frankfurt am Main. Das FRTC ist eine der modernsten Trainingseinrichtungen…

Frankfurt Fire Rescue Training Center
06/13/2015

Frankfurt Fire Rescue Training Center

06/13/2015

FKTP has arrived on site at the Frankfurt Fire Rescue Training Center - we will be posting photos over the next week capturing our activities, training, etc. Stay tuned!

06/04/2015
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

Tactical Tuesday - Vertical Ventilation

The DHS 2010 project focused on the effects of vertical ventilation in residential structures. Seventeen full scale fire tests were conducted with 9 in the single story ranch floor plan and 8 in the two story colonial floor plan. In all the experiments one thing that stood out was the importance of the coordination of fire attack with ventilation.

“Taking the lid off” does not guarantee positive results. Vertical ventilation is the most efficient type of natural ventilation. While it allows the largest amount of hot gases to exit the structure, it also allows the most air to be entrained into the structure. Coordination of vertical ventilation must occur with fire attack. The way to make sure that the fire does not get larger and that ventilation works as intended is to take the fire from ventilation-limited (needs air to grow) to fuel-limited by applying water. As soon as the water has the upper hand (more energy is being absorbed by the water than is being created by the fire), ventilation will begin to work as intended. With vertical ventilation this will happen faster than with horizontal ventilation assuming similar vent sizes.

Two hole sizes were tested a 4 ft. by 4 ft. hole and a 4 ft. by 8ft. hole. It was identified that a 4 ft. by 8 ft. hole over a ventilation-limited fire does not allow more smoke and hot gases to exit than it creates. A 4 ft. by 8 ft. hole above the fire in each of the houses alone did not improve conditions or make ventilation-limited fire conditions into fuel limited conditions. When water was applied to the fire to reduce the burning rate, the fire became a fuel-limited fire. Once the fire was fuel-limited, the larger the hole the better conditions became for any potential victims or firefighters operating inside the structure.

The video below shows a 4 ft. by 4 ft. vertical ventilation hole compared to the 4 ft. by 8 ft vertical ventilation hole. Regardless of the hole size it shows the fire grows rapidly after the vent is opened. It is imperative firefighters understand that the fire must be in the fuel-limited stage before ventilation will have the desired effect. Today's modern fires are typical in the ventilation limited state when firefighters arrive. The only method found in all of the fire tests to take a ventilation-limited fire to fuel-limited was by applying water. As you watch the video, pay close attention to the growth of the fire. As the vent is opened the velocity of smoke exiting the front door decreases however only for a very short period of time (seconds) until the fire grows to vent out all available ventilation points. This increased combustion outside the compartment radiates back into the compartment making conditions worse even remote from the fire. If water were applied prior to the ventilation opening being made would this still occur?

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The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
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