The New Firefight
Pleasanton (CA)

Understanding and Implementing Core Concepts Arising from the UL-FSRI Research

In April 2017 the UL-FSRI research team along with members of their Advisory board and select fire service educators and leaders from across the country, teamed up with the National Fallen Firefighters (NFFF) to present a Fire Dynamics Bootcamp at the Howard County Fire Training Academy in Marriottsville MD. As part of the 3 day event, FSRI’s Steve Kerber lectured on several Core Concepts arising out of a decade’s worth of fire dynamics research at UL and NIST.

Peter Van Dorpe has been intimately involved with the UL/NIST research since 2006 and was lucky to be a member of the instructional team at the bootcamp. At this workshop he will use Kerber’s Core Concepts to lead a discussion on how these ideas and information can assist participants in developing best practices for mounting an intelligent interior fire attacks in a modern fire environment. Along the way, he may help debunk some of the myths, misstatements and misinterpretation that has made its way onto blogs and social media. At the end of the day we need to be more “aggressive” than ever before, BUT we must come to a better understanding of what that means and how we can intelligently do so.


  • When

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    09:00 - 16:00
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Firehouse Arts Center
    4444 Railroad Ave
    Pleasanton, California 94566

  • Capacity

  • 60 (22 remaining)

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