Tag Archives: NIST

Maintaining an Aggressive Culture with Science in Mind

Maintaining an Aggressive Culture with Science in Mind Research on modern fire dynamics and different fire ground tactics is a hot topic throughout the fire service for a multitude of reasons. Traditional cultures being at the forefront. Many folks in the fire service today, whether your tenure is on the order of 5 or 25 years, have known nothing other ...

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Videos: All 5 Parts of The Wind Driven Fire Series Here in One Spot. Take The Time to Watch, Learn, and Share

The video’s are the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) videos that were put together after comprehensive testing regarding wind driven fires.  Take the time to watch these videos.  As somebody once told me, “It can be just as windy on the second floor as it can on the tenth floor at times, so don’t think this only pertains ...

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NIST Conducts Study of Attic Fire That Killed Captain Herbie Johnson At The Request of The Chicago Fire Department

This video summarizes NIST’s analysis of a Nov. 2, 2012 Chicago house fire to provide insight into the conditions that unleashed a surge of searing gases, leading to the death of a firefighter. Computer simulations were conducted using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smoke view. The Full Line of Duty Death Report from NIOSH can be downloaded here: Captain Herbie ...

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Interpretive Dance Hose Stream Comparison Test By Ray McCormack

Interpretive Dance Hose Stream Comparison Test By Ray McCormack Above video courtesy of Dan Madrzykowski The four camera views of a hose stream comparison test has caused much debate. The video shows a home with two rooms on fire on the second floor with a common hallway and straight run staircase leading to it. The rooms are both on fire and ...

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