Kill The Flashover: there’s nothing new under the sun


Door Control: There’s nothing new under the sun.

Project Kill The Flashover is finishing up a week here at South Carolina Fire Academy. Even though the weather changed our plans from testing extreme fire behavior to dealing with extreme weather behavior; the amount of learning that took place was huge!

The “Flow Path” of learning was intense. Some of the world’s smartest minds were here from Germany, Canada, Sweden, and all across the USA.

One of the most profound pieces of learning that has occurred is that this is not “new information.”

“On the first discovery of fire, it is the utmost consequence to shut, and keep shut all windows, doors, and other openings. It may often be observed, after a house has been on fire, that one floor is comparatively untouched, while those above and below are nearly burned out, this arises from a door in that particular floor…

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