Select Criteria: Tracks = Fire Behavior
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wabash 3
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Every fire talks to us through the four key fire behavior indicators: smoke, air, heat and flame (SAHF). When read in the context of the building and environmental factors (BE), the SAHF assessment can greatly assist firefighters in determining the location of the fire; stage of development; and, most importantly, ...read more...

Instructor
Shan Raffel, AFSM EngTech CFIFireE CF
Station Officer
Queensland (Australia) Fire and Emergency Services
Australia

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

An entertaining look at fire behavior and how scientific approaches can be applied on the fireground for maximum effect. This is a fully interactive session with fun fire science experiments using everyday household items. This year--exclusive to FDIC International--the instructor introduces the "tactical curves" model of ...read more...

Instructor
Benjamin Walker, BA(Hons) MIFireE
Training Chief
Ignis Global
Prior- London Fire Brigade Training School, Tyne & Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade UK
United Kingdom
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 105-106
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

This interactive class discusses the relationship between fire dynamics and the fireground. Among the topics covered are fire dynamics and their impact on tactical decisions, the relationship between traditional tactics and fire behavior, and  the effects of your decisions and tasks on operations. We have all ...read more...

Instructor
P.J. Norwood
Deputy Chief/Training Officer
East Haven (CT) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: 231-233
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class reviews the considerations for search and rescue that can be gained from the latest firefighter research. More than 84% of the fatal home fire injuries occur in one- or two-family dwellings. Statistics such as this underscore the need for search and rescue to be ...read more...
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, Maryland
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: Lucas Oil Meeting Room 3-4
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
Over the past several years, the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute has been working with the fire service to examine fire dynamics and firefighting tactics. More than two hundred experiments have examined the changes in the fire environment over time, the impact of ventilating ventilation-limited fires, and the ...read more...
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, Maryland
United States

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 120-122
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The reading smoke curriculum is a must for anyone looking to master the craft of firefighting. First-in video combined with dynamic teaching helps you develop the ability to see the volume, velocity, density, and color of smoke. Learning to read smoke improves your ability to understand ...read more...

Instructor
Phil Jose
Deputy Chief
Seattle (WA) Fire Department
United States
FDIC Take Homes

1:30 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 138-139
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has just completed a project on the impact of using interior and exterior fire streams on firefighter safety and occupant survival. This class discusses the tactical considerations involved and describes the cold flow experiments conducted to determine how the type ...read more...

Instructor
Keith Stakes
Research Engineer
Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Wabash 1
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

Our firefighter training taught us that the types of building construction and fire codes are based on the amount of combustible materials used in the structure. Today, these types are no longer clearly defined because of the use of lightweight and manufactured lumber materials and materials ...read more...

Instructor
Gregory Havel
Deputy Chief, retired
Burlington (WI) Fire Department
United States

3:30 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Sagamore 3-4-5
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)
This class shares the latest firefighter research and its implications for the fire service. Three very important and high visibility research projects will be discussed by the lead researchers and members of the fire service technical panels. The latest results from the ISFSI/UL FSRI Basement Fires Study, ...read more...
Instructor
Daniel Madrzykowski
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
United States
Instructor
Denise Smith
Professor
Skidmore College and Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States
Instructor
Gavin Horn
Director of Research
Illinois Fire Service Institute
United States
Instructor
Kenneth Fent
Research Industrial Hygienist
NIOSH
United States
Instructor
Robin Zevotek
Research Engineer
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, Maryland
United States

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