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Increased Thermal Hazards Wind-Driven Fires

1.5 hours IAFC Academy

Using the case study One-Story Ranch Wind-Driven Fire April 12, 2009 Houston, Texas (Houston Fire Department), students will learn about research-based tactics and principles including flow path, size-up, and thermal hazards associated with structure fires. Students will also learn about the effects of wind on flow path and how wind affects the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP). Additional course materials, website links and supplemental videos can be found in the course resources section.

This course is presented by the Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) program and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Visit the FSTAR website fstaresearch.org to learn more about FSTAR and fire service research.

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