Learn how the SmokeStopper helps control fire development of modern fuel loads to minimize heat release rates, improve civilian and firefighter safety, limit fire spread and minimize damage.
A review of the step-by-step deployment techniques for the SmokeStopper in a variety of different tactical settings including inward/outward swinging doors, glass sliders and VEIS situations.
Best practices for the care and maintenance of the SmokeStopper including recommended handling precautions, a step-by-step process for cleaning, repacking and replacement of the fabric.
Learn why the SmokeStopper is used by fire services around the world and how this concept for occupant protection has been adopted for health care providers in high risk/high occupancy facilities.
Review of the step-by-step process for deployment and removal of the SmokeStopper by healthcare providers to increase time for evacuation, limit fire damage and reduce dollar loss from fire.
A short video outlining defensive PPV operations at a multi-family residential occupancy using smoke curtain devices. Operation: Göppingen (DE) - John-A.-Holbrook-Street No. 11 - 2014.08.15 Credit: Michael Reick
Part 1 of a 3 part series from ATF FRL Engineer Adam St. John focusing on Modern Fire Dynamics and reviewing Firefighter LODDs in which flow path, ventilation and fire growth were contributing factors.
Part 2 of a 3 part series from ATF FRL Engineer Adam St. John focusing on Modern Fire Dynamics and reviewing Firefighter LODDs in which flow path, ventilation and fire growth were contributing factors.
Part 3 of a 3 part series from ATF FRL Engineer Adam St. John focusing on Modern Fire Dynamics and reviewing Firefighter LODDs in which flow path, ventilation and fire growth were contributing factors.
ATF Fire Research Laboratory Engineer Adam St. John discusses ventilation limited fire conditions using live fire demonstrations to illustrate contributing factors in several LODD’s involving flow path.
Combined use of a smoke blocking device and PPV fan being demonstrated in a fire drill at IFRT in Külsheim/Germany in October 2014 to manage the flow path on an outward swinging exterior door.
Kill the Flashover (KTF) utilizes a smoke blocking device for anti-ventilation to control fire development in a simulation highlighting control measures that can be exercised during a reduced staffing response.
Observations during a live fire training in Poland in 2014. Even if you think that there is no flow, the wind has a major impact. Watch the movement of the fabric in a "nearly no wind situation".
Great work by our brothers at KTF as they demonstrate the effects of door control on compartment temperatures during well-developed fire conditions recorded at the KTF Burns in Shelby, NC (2011).
The Dublin Fire Brigade training on combining the use of PPV and a smoke blocking device to assist in fire containment and limitation of damage during structural firefighting operations.
A 40 minute video of the NIST/UL Presentation at the 2013 IAFF Redmund Symposium featuring presentations on Fire Behavior & Tactical Considerations by Dan Madrzykowski (NIST) and Steve Kerber (UL FSRI).
A well produced video from our brothers and sisters in France (i.e. French titles) as they demonstrate effective deployment of smoke blocking devices during various structural firefighting operations.
Video summary of the June 2, 2011 hillside structure fire that resulted in the line of duty deaths of two members of the San Francisco Fire Department who perished as result of injuries sustained in the flow path of the fire.
NIST analysis of flow path conditions that developed during a November 2, 2012 Chicago house fire that resulted in the loss of CFD Captain Herbie Johnson. Respect all those impacted and learn the lessons paid for with this tragic loss.
A great video from BIG Fire & Ventilation showing the SmokeStopper being used to minimize smoke and heat spread beyond the original fire compartment in a multi-unit residential occupancy.