Fire Dynamics Boot Camp - Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, Texas
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Fire Dynamics Boot Camp - Fort Worth, TX
Sunday, May 06, 2018 - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex
505 West Felix Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76115
United States

In conjunction with the Underwriter’s Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (UL FSRI), The First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc. will host a three-day Fire Dynamics Boot Camp May 6-9, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The train-the-trainer course is designed to empower and prepare fire service leaders and instructors to incorporate the most current research findings about fire behavior and firefighting tactics into their training programs. The boot camp focuses on the “how” and “why” of fire dynamics beginning with small table top fire experiments, continuing with reduced scale fire development and flow path models and ending with full scale walk through of a training prop to understand how to apply the fire dynamics information in the street. All of these evolutions, which attendees can take back to their department, are also backed by data and videos of full-scale fire experiments conducted by UL with fire department support.

 

Attendees will leave with an improved understanding of fire dynamics and a digital tool kit to support their training efforts at home. Most importantly, attendees will develop a network of instructional support from instructors who are implementing this material at their fire training academies. The attendees will not need turnout gear or an SCBA. The goal is to watch and observe the fire phenomena.

 

The Fire Dynamics Boot Camp is funded through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program which is offered to respective students at no charge*.  Acceptance in to the course will include:
1. Lodging for three (3) nights
2. An opening reception
3. Breakfast and lunch each day 
4. A closing dinner

Course attendees must currently be certified instructors and preference will be given to representatives of department training academies.  For more information contact: Kelly Casillo at kcasillo@frcmail.org or 443-302-2917

 

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About the First Responder Center for Excellence

The First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc., a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation affiliate organization, was created in 2016.  Its mission is to promote quality educational awareness and research to reduce physical and psychological health and wellness issues for first responders.

About the UL Fire Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property.

 

 


Tentative Agenda**

Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

1800 – 2000: Opening Reception and Registration                                   


Monday, May 7, 2018

 

0600 – 0730: Breakfast

 

0730: Buses depart for Training Center

 

0800 – 0830
Welcome -
FRC 
Instructor Introductions -
Dan Madrzykowski

                                   

0830 – 0900: Why Does the Fire Service Need to Embrace Fire Dynamics and Change? - Steve Kerber  
Building construction, fuel loads, hazards, changes to PPE and equipment, LODDs, and injuries


0900 – 0930: Stillwater Court-It Happened to Me: A Validation Case Study - 
Jeff Helvin
Building construction, fuel loads, strategies, and tactics


0930 – 0945: Break

 

0945 – 1045: Fire Dynamics:  The Basics - Dan Madrzykowski

Fire triangle/tetrahedron, fuels, oxygen, heat release rate, heat transfer, heat flux, pressure

                        
1045 – 1100: Break

 

1100 – 1215: Fire Dynamics Basics Lab - All Instructors                                           

Candle fire basics

What burns?

How are fuels different?

Heat transfer demos

Radiation vs. convection

1215 – 1300: Lunch

 

1300 – 1430: Fire Dynamics in Structures - Dan Madrzykowski                                                

Fuel controlled, ventilation controlled, flashover, backdraft, flow paths, neutral plane, move from single compartment to structures


1430 – 1445: Break

 

1445 – 1545: Fire Dynamic in Structures Tabletop Lab - All Instructors                              

Flame in a glass

Impact of geometry/position

Pressure - expansion and contraction
Flow path 

                        

1545 – 1630: Fire Dynamics Applications - PPE - Dan Madrzykowski

 

1630 – 1700: Day 1 Wrap Up/Discussion

 

1700: Buses depart for the hotel


Dinner tonight is on your own.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 

0600 – 0730: Breakfast

 

0730: Buses depart for Training Center

 

0800 – 0930: Building Construction - Steve Kerber                                                     

Building materials tie into Day 1, structural collapse, basement fires, fire outside-in, attic fires


0930 – 0945: Break

 

0945 – 1045: Tactical Considerations Part 1—Size-up - Steve Kerber


1045 – 1200: Tactical Considerations Part 2—Ventilation -
Steve Kerber and Peter Van Dorpe


1200 – 1300: Lunch

 

1300 – 1430: Tactical Considerations Part 3—Suppression and Coordination
Steve Kerber and Peter Van Dorpe

 

1430 – 1445: Break

 

1445 – 1645: Exterior Fire Ground Activities: Small-scale Fire Demo Close the Door/Flow Path/ Suppression

P.J. Norwood/Sean Gray, Team Instructors, Chad Christiansen/Jim Golondzinier

 

1645 – 1700: Day 2 Wrap Up/Discussion

 

1700: Buses depart for the hotel

 

1830 – 2200    
Group working dinner

First Responders Center Overview - Ed Klima

Program Overview                                                   

Panel Discussion - Instructor Team


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

 

0600 – 0730: Breakfast

 

0730: Buses depart for Training Center

 

0800 – 0845: FDNY Implementation - Frank Leeb

 

0845 – 0930: Los Angeles County Fire Department Implementation
Jim Golondzinier and Chad Christensen

 

0930 – 1000: Sacramento Implementation - Jeff Helvin


1000 – 1030: Break 


1030 – 1115: Houston Fire Department -
Jeff King


1115 – 1200: CFD/Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District Implementation -
Peter Van Dorpe


1200 – 1300: Lunch   


1300 – 1400: Sources of Information -
Steve Kerber and Dan Madrzykowski


1400 – 1430: FRC Program Overview - 
Ed Klima


1400 – 1430: Break


1430 – 1500: Instructor Team Panel Q and A Session


1500 – 1530: Closing -
FRC

                                                                                                           

1545: Buses Depart for Hotel

* Student must provide credit card for incidentals and room confirmation.  Students who fail to attend or cancel at least 7 days prior will be charged for their room.

** Actual instructors and agenda may change based upon availability.

 


 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • *Student must provide credit card for hotel incidentals and room confirmation.  Students who fail to attend or cancel at lease 7 days prior (by April 29, 2018) will be charged for their room.
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