FSRI Completes Ranch Structure Training Fire Experiments
Fire Service Training Environment - Acquired Structures
The final series of experiments for the DHS FEMA 2014 Grant - “Study of the Fire Service Training Environment: Safety, Fidelity, and Exposure” was conducted in acquired structures. Twelve experiments were conducted utilizing the same interior layout used in previous projects to study horizontal, vertical, and positive pressure ventilation. To allow for comparison of these results to prior studies, the first floor was isolated from the basement of this structure. The experiments were designed to quantify the differences between wood based fuels and the home furnishings used in previous studies, while at the same time evaluate the ability to demonstrate ventilation effectiveness in acquired structure training fires.