July 26, 27 or 28, 2017
(choose one date)
9:00am – 5:00pm
Historic Fort Vancouver – Pearson Air Museum
612 E Reserve Street
$75 (before July 1)
$99 (after July 1)
(includes lunch and presentation)
Chief Healy brings the science to the streets by presenting two main groups of tactical considerations. The first group looks at the impact of controlling ventilation and flow paths. The second explores the use of exterior fire attack as a means to rapidly reduce the fire hazard inside the structure in order to facilitate interior fire operations.
Working with FDNY, UL/NIST examined the different tactics in fighting fires that started on different levels of the structure. Experiments were conducted with fires starting in the basement, in the living room on the first floor, and in a bedroom on the second floor. The objectives of the experiments were to examine different ventilation conditions and how they affect the growth of the fire, and then examine different tactics that the fire department might employ to rescue potential victims that might be in the home and then extinguish the fire. The tactics included additional ventilation, vent, enter, isolate and search (VEIS), and exterior fire attack with manual hose streams.
Registration Deadline: July 21, 2017