Projects Tag: Wind Driven

On March 26, 2014, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the Boston Fire Department lost their lives and 13 additional firefighters were injured when fire conditions deteriorated rapidly in a four story Brownstone. The first crew arrived to find smoke…
On February 24, 2012, seven firefighters sustained injuries, including two serious injuries, when fire conditions rapidly changed, placing the crews in the flow path of the fire. The crews arrived at the residential fire and noticed flames extending from the…
On May 31, 2013, four firefighters lost their lives and 16 were injured due to a structural collapse at a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived with heavy smoke from the attic of a restaurant. The first crews began interior operations…
In 2012 in Pennsylvania, a fire officer and firefighter lost their lives and two firefighters were injured when a wall collapsed during firefighting operations in a vacant commercial structure fire. The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program studied…
On January 13, 2010, a fire occurred in downtown Beppu-City, Japan, that burned one city block, including 22 residential houses. The fire spread was attributed to high winds and the close proximity of the wooden houses. Many residents did not…
This report is NRIFD’s investigation of a significant fire in Beppo-City, Oita prefecture, in 2010. The fire spread quickly due to strong winds and a delay in reporting the fire to the fire department. The report looks at the firefighting…
The presence of wind during a fire can create significant and rapid increases in the heat production and force fire gases through the room of origin into corridors and stairwells, increasing the difficulty in fighting the fire. NIST conducted experiments…
The presence of wind can create significant and rapid increases in the heat production, resulting in firefighter fatalities and injuries. Unlike wildland firefighting, structural firefighting typically does not take weather into account during an incident size-up. NIST conducted experiments to…
On January 14, 2008, a large fire occurred in a densely populated are of Sado-City. The fire spread was fueled by a strong wind. The investigation results showed some difficulties in the firefighting activities and the importance of preventing fire…
On April 16, 2007, a firefighter lost his life while performing search and rescue operations during a wind-driven, residential structure fire. An initial size-up determined that there were likely people inside the involved building. Due to water supply issues, the…
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