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.
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.