Daniels, Kevin
December 2006
Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports that a team of investigators from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Chicago Housing Authority conducted live burns in a 16-story building to better understand smoke management. While many in the fire service believe that positive-pressure ventilation can be a useful firefighting tactic, there are few studies that quantify its usefulness. When the fires began, researchers conducted a variety of ventilation tests.


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