Fire behavior

7 August 2007

One of those things that you can learn a lot about and still not know all you need to. And now, according to a New Scientist article (behind the paywall), added to the list of ‘phenomena long classed as scientifically impossible despite robust observations by roughnecks.‘ Since I didn’t pay either, I don’t know how the rest of the article describes these incidents, but any experience involving a fully involved safety zone certainly sounds like something important to find out about.

Given the number of firefighters prone to confusing flashover and rollover, though, it is safe to say that there could be better study and education on the whole kit and kaboodle. I guess spending about twelve hours in the last two days inside a forty foot shipping container in high heat made me nostalgic for the times when finding myself in that environment meant there was live fire training going on.


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