What is air entrainment for firefighting?

This study will build and expand upon the fire research conducted to date by analyzing how firefighting tactics, specifically suppression methods, affect the thermal exposure and survivability of both firefighters and building occupants in addition to impacting fire behavior in structures. The purpose of this study is to improve firefighter safety, fireground tactics, and the knowledge of fire dynamics by providing the fire service with credible scientific information, developed from both water flow and full-scale fire testing, in representative single family homes. The project is comprised of 3 parts:

  • Part I: Water Distribution
  • Part II: Air Entrainment
  • Part III: Full-Scale Residential Fire Experiments

This report details the results and analysis from the air entrainment testing.

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