I recently attended the first annual Brunacini Hazard Zone Management Conference at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Chief Alan Brunacini delivered the opening remarks and seminar overview. He was in fine form, demonstrating his passion for and commitment to the fire service and the public they serve. His comments were followed by a series of workshops facilitated by first class knowledgeable speakers. The setting was beautiful and the facilities were perfect.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of the highlights of the conference with you starting with:
Wind Driven Fires
Wind can increase the spread of fire gases through a building. Heat and smoke in the corridors and stairways can prevent fire fighters from suppressing the fire from inside the structure. Wind driven fires have caused fire fighter injuries and fatalities.