Adaptive Fireground Management
Christopher J. NaumRiverfront B
Today more than ever, understanding the complexity and variations of building construction, the effects of fire dynamics on fire suppression operations while monitoring structural integrity and compartment safety is a must. Building Construction, Occupancy Risks along with Building Anatomy and the Predictability of Building Performance under fire conditions have a profound influence on the management of operations, identification of tactical protocols and deployment of resources. Understanding key inherent performance characteristics, their variables and influence on command decision-making methodologies incorporating an Adaptive Fireground Management (AFM) model will be presented.