Above is a video from the 2013 FDIC Presentation “Why Thermal Flow paths Are Key To Successful Firefighting”. This was presented by Dan Madrzykowski from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
Flow paths have really become a hot topic, as further testing has shown that flow paths influence fire behavior in a major way! Firefighting is a lot of hard, physical, blue-collar work. However there is a lot of science in what we do, and the studied being developed by groups like NIST and others are giving us answers to questions that allow us to be as my brother always says “knowledgeably aggressive”.
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