Modern Fire Behavior: Flashover Recognition - Orwell Fire Department
Location: Orwell Fire Station
Date: August 14 (1800 - 2200) and August 18 (0900 - 1300)
Registration deadline: July 31 , 2018
Prerequisites: All Students must meet the prerequisites for live fire training as outlined in NFPA 1403.
Register by submitting a Modern Fire Behavior Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the deadline indicated above.
This newly revised program goes beyond it’s Advanced Fire Behavior predecessor. Today's firefighters must understand the complexities involved in the science of fire and fire dynamics. This updated course uses evidence based information, derived from modern fire research, to highlight key educational areas. It will provide you the tools necessary to understand modern fire propagation, fuel packages, and ventilation and how they relate to firefighter safety and tactical deployment on today’s fireground. The course begins with a classroom presentation and concludes with a live fire exercise where you observe fire development from ignition to flashover. The culminating live fire exercise will "flip the classroom", where the student will be able to recognize the warning signs of flashover from inside a live fire environment.