In Episode 9, check out UL FSRI’s Robin Zevotek as he explains why the flow path and suppression must be considered together:
The flow path of the fire and suppression tactics must be thought of together. Knowing how and when to alter the flow path allows for a safer and more effective fire attack. During fire suppression, firefighters have the opportunity to take advantage of how water streams can alter the flow of smoke and heat.
Take the following online training courses to better understand air entrainment and water mapping, and the effects they can have on the flow path:
This series of videos will bring you tactical considerations from firefighter research and will feature members of the UL FSRI team and Advisory Board.
A Tactical Consideration is an evidence based concept for the fire service to consider implementing into their department to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and increase knowledge to accomplish their mission. With all of the measurements made during UL FSRI experiments as well as the vast experience of our project technical panels, several consistent themes have emerged that may be helpful to the fire service. Each of these themes is packaged as a tactical consideration with supporting text and visuals.
The application of tactical considerations depends upon many factors such as:
- building structure and geometry
- capabilities and resources available to the first responding fire department
- availability of mutual aid
There is no silver bullet tactic for structure fires and these considerations are meant to increase the knowledge of the fire service and to be incorporated into training and procedures, if deemed applicable.