Fire Dynamics, LODDS and the Keys to Effective Firefighting
Every day, firefighters enter the front door of a structure to extinguish a fire. This approach, enabled by the PPE that firefighters wear, has provided positive results, especially if the firefighters can easily locate the fire from their point of entry. However, there have been many cases where the firefighters did not find the fire, instead the fire found them. In fire incidents where firefighters were overtaken by the fire, the “one size fits all” fire attacks were not effective. Unfortunately, there are several these incidents where firefighters were killed or injured. In this presentation, the latest UL FSRI research results, supported by physics, will be coupled with examples from fire ground incidents to demonstrate why additional options are needed in your tactical tool box. Size-up, (understanding what the fire is showing you), and then deciding the best strategic and tactical approach is key to an effective fire attack.