Overview

 Flow Path Management Training courses are considered advanced firefighter courses for anyone engaging or managing the structural fire attack. Regardless of size of a structure, flow paths will always exists. Today's firefighters and officers must posses a comprehensive knowledge of the dangers of operating within the flow path.

This includes:

  • Fire physics & dynamics
  • The changing fire problem
  • Recognition & prediction of types of flow paths
  • Visual & audible cues inside and outside of the structure.  
  • The influence of fireground tactics upon fire dynamics and fire travel.
  • The impact of air availability upon fire growth or decay. 

At FPM, we apply the findings from many years of international fire research into usable tactics on today's rapidly changing fireground through a multiple sensory learning experience. 

Through extensive lectures, practical small-scale experiments using candles, doll house model burns, modern & legacy fuel test comparison burns, exterior observation container fires, flashover simulators, burn buildings, or acquired structures. The course may conclude with a practical demonstration of the effects of a controlled wind driven fire using a Mobile Ventilator Unit (if available) to re-create a controlled “extreme fire condition” upon a structure fire and how the fire travel.

Pre-requisites & Target Audience:
The course is considered an advanced firefighting course. (Not an entry level course)

Those attending should be familiar with basic fire behavior and structural fire attack.

This course will incorporate live fire training; therefore, attendees must provide NFPA 1403 compliant certification in order to participate.This course is targeted for:

  • Certified Firefighters
  • Line Fire Officers (Lieutenants, Captain, Training..)
  • Chief Fire Officers
  • Live Fire Qualified Instructors

Our Flow Path Management Courses:

We offer a variety our flow path management training to accommodate your jurisdicitonal needs and suitable for your budget.  
Click on the links to learn more about our classes.

  • 1-Day Seminar:  (more...)

    • 8 hrs.

    • Up to 75 Participants

    •  Lecture

    • Small-Scale Model Burns (H.O.T)

    • R.O.E.- Rules of Engagement

  • 2- Day Weekend Fire School H.O.T. Format: (More..)

    • 16 hrs.

    • Up to 45 Participants

    • Lecture

    • Small Scale Burns (H.O.T)

    • Go.. No.. Go.. Technique (H.O.T)

    • TIAC (Thermal Imaging Assessment  & Conditioning)(H.O.T)

    • Comparison Modern & Legacy Fuel Burn (H.O.T)

    • Vent Limited Fire Observation Burn (H.O.T)

    • Bi-Directional & Uni-directional Flow Demonstration Burn (H.O.T.)

    • Burning Building or Fire Simulator or Container Burns (H.O.T)

      • Go.. No.. Go.. Technique (H.O.T)

      • TIAC (Thermal Imaging Assessment Conditioning)(H.O.T)

      • Comparison Modern & Legacy Fuel Burn (H.O.T)

        Flashover  Simulator Lab
        Flow Path Mamangent Training Experience
        Fayetteville, NC ; July 2014
      • Vent Limited Fire Observation Burn (H.O.T)

      • Bi-Directional & Uni-directional Flow Demonstration Burn (H.O.T.)

      • Surface Gas Cooling Technique

      • R.O.E.- Rules of Engagement

      • Smoke Control Curtain Demonstrations

      • Door Control Effects on Fire Growth

  • 3-Day Weekend Fire School H.O.T. Format (More...)

    • 24 hrs.

    • Up to 35 Participants

    • Lecture

    • Small Scale Burns (H.O.T)

    • Burning Building or Fire Simulator or Container Burns (H.O.T)

      • Go.. No.. Go.. Technique (H.O.T)

      • STAC (Structural  & Thermal Assessment Conditioning)(H.O.T)

      • Comparison Modern & Legacy Fuel Burn (H.O.T)

      • Vent Limited Fire Observation Burn (H.O.T)

      • Bi-Directional & Uni-directional Flow Demonstration Burn (H.O.T.)

      • Surface Gas Cooling Technique

      • R.O.E.- Rules of Engagement

      • Smoke Control Curtain Demonstrations

      • Door Control Effects on Fire Growth

    • Acquired Structure Live Fire Experience

      • Vent Limited Fire Observation Burn (H.O.T)

      • Bi-Directional & Uni-directional Flow Path Demonstration Burn (H.O.T.)

        Acquired Structure Flow Path
        VEIS Live Fire Training Experience
        Southern Pines, NC ;
        November 2014
      • Transitional Fire Attack Fires

      • Scenario-Based Fire Behavior Observations

      • Go.. No.. Go.. Technique (H.O.T)

      • STAC (Structural  & Thermal Assessment Conditioning)(H.O.T)

      • Modern & Legacy Fuel Fires

      • Basement Fires

      • Attic Space Fires

      • Wind Driven Fires

      • Smoke Control Curtain Demonstrations

      • Door Control Effects on Fire Growth