We talk about the acute risk for people at fires which covers the heat, toxic products and steam that is generated by the fire or firefighters.
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To find the fire quickly, we can often follow the hot smoke coming from the fire using a TIC to see the convective currents hidden in the smoke layer.
I sit down with fire service legend Shan Raffel and talk about firefighting, instructing and being a life long student of the fire service.
We talk about firefighter exposure to harmful substances and Dr. Keirs latest research into post incident decon with skin wipes, water and soap and water.
In this presentation I explain how a transitional attack should be performed, when to use it and why.
With predetermined goals and frameworks for firefighter actions, we can achieve effective incident command at arrival to fires.
In this talk we cover the current work, opinions and research in how to prevent cancer for firefighters in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
This is a conversation with fire research legend Dr Q. He has been a vital part for the fire service to understand how fires in compartments develops.
A fires total heat release rate is not a good value for how much water flow that is needed for suppression, and simplified statements are misleading.
A firefighter thermal imager camera is a poor thermometer, but a vital tool for firefighting. Learn more with this video example and explanation.
The important concepts of behavior, trigger and knowledge for training awesome firefighters. | The Swedish Firenerd
In this Q&A Gerard asks me about high rise firefighting, flow, pressure, straight streams, fog patterns, training, traveling fires and more.
A conversation between Rick Lasky and Lars Axelsson about fire service culture, recruitment, motivation, ownership, volunteering and more.
In this first Q&A I am asked about smoke cooling, straight vs fog streams, the BA-shuffle, transitional attacks, smoke curtains and more.
Video showing the limited influence of smoke cooling methods on fire compartment and the quick reheat experienced by advancing firefighters.
Stay low and keep the thermal imager camera low. Clean the lens with wipes to restore image quality during firefighting – Video example.
Prioritizing competency over safety is vital in firefighting training. Safety becomes a byproduct of doing the right thing in the right time.
Lars Axelsson shows how straight streams cool smoke and what the missing research and teaching pieces are for understanding it better.
A talk with Peter Van Dorpe. We talk about being a fire instructor, fire service training, evaluating performance, live fire training and more.
What does it mean when the fuel limits the fire development? It is simple, but also much more complicated then most firefighters think.
Detta är den femte delen av en brandbefälsutbildning kring brand i byggnad som kördes den 16/3 -22 för brandbefäl från Västra Götaland.
Detta är den fjärde delen av en brandbefälsutbildning kring brand i byggnad som kördes den 16/2 -22 för brandbefäl från Västra Götaland.
We talk about making changes, culture, leadership, standard operating guidelines and more.
We talk about achieving changes, fire service culture, taking risk leadership and more.
We talk about the history of firefighting and especially James Braidwood, Sir Eyre Massey Shaw and Lloyd Layman.
This talk is with Tommy Bækgaard Kjær & Tommy Kristoffersen. We talk about cancer in the fire service, equipment, cleaning procedures, saunas and more.
We talk about firefighting in the Netherlands, firefighting research, interior gas cooling and more.
When water turns to steam it expands. When smoke cools down it contracts. The resulting pressure will affect the potential for rescues at fires.
Steam from fires and fire suppression contain lots of energy and blocks our vision. Stay low to avoid the rising steam inside the compartment.
Detta är den tredje delen av en brandbefälsutbildning kring brand i byggnad som kördes den 30/3 -21 för brandbefäl från Västra Götaland.
Detta är den andra delen av en brandbefälsutbildning kring brand i byggnad som kördes den 23/3 -21 för brandbefäl från Västra Götaland.
Detta är den första delen av en brandbefälsutbildning kring brand i byggnad som kördes den 16/3 – 21 för brandbefäl från Västra Götaland.
We talk about the fire service and trying to make changes in it, leadership, teaching and more.
We talk about his background and then we jump into his research in the field of firefighter health.
We talk about firefighting in the UK and how it has changed over the years.
A conference presentation on some key learnings on firefighting that I wished I had when I started going to fires | The Swedish Firenerd
We have a conversation based off a recent fire where Ed has gathered information about the incident and we use the case as a starting point for various discussions.