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Weekly Drill: No. 96: The Physics of Fire

Understanding of the chemical and physical properties of fire can help firefighters when it comes to controlling it. Having the ability to predict what the fire will do with the fuel available and where it will head will make it easier for choosing the appropriate extinguishing agent.

The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about the exercises, and how they may apply to your company. But, just don't read them. Get moving. Head to an appropriate area and train.

Post the information in prominent places in your stations so it's readily available for review.

Please remember to check your Standard Operating Procedures or Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) before using the drill.

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