Fire Dynamics comes to MFRI

Executive Development Seminar: Fire Dynamics for the Fire Service
Thursday, February 19, 20099:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
4500 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20742
301-226-9900 or 1-800-ASK-MFRI

Featuring:Daniel Madrzykowski Steve Kerber Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, Maryland

This presentation will discuss how building geometry, materials, furnishings, ventilation, and firefighting tactics can influence fire growth and spread leading to untenable conditions for firefighters. Fire behavior will be described using a combination of videos and data to characterize that firefighters may be exposed to the thermal environment.

This presentation will examine video and data, from a wide range of fire experiments to examine the thermal and toxic gas conditions that are present in structure fires to answer those questions. The experiments include: bench top fire tests, single room and contents fires, and fire experiments that involved entire buildings. Case studies will be used help to put the significance of the test results in fire ground context for the fire service.

This EDS is designed for chief and line officers who wish to improve their operational knowledge and fireground management skills.

Advanced registration closes February 15, 2009. Registration is open to all interested persons, but will be limited to 100. Priority is given to Maryland residents. There is a $50-a-day fee for out-of-state participants. Please register on-line at: If you have any questions or need to cancel, please email or call 301-226-9920 or 800-275-6374.
If you require special accommodations, please email your requirements to or call 301-226-9920 or 800-275-6374.

Related writing about this presentation can be found at:
Fire Dynamics for the Fire Service
Breaking Down NIST’s “Fire Dynamics”

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