FT105 Ch. 1

  1. Conflagration
    Fire with major building-to-building spread over a great distance.
  2. America Burning
    1973 committee report appointed by the president to investigate U.S fire service.
  3. America Burning Revisited 
    1987 revisit to original America Burning to evaluate progress.
  4. Britich Thermal Unit (BTU)
    Heat energy required to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit.
  5. Flashover Fire
    All combustible materials in a confined space simultaneously reach there ignition point, producing and explosive fire.
  6. Incident Command System (ICS)
    Emergency scene operation guidlines.
  7. Wildland/Urban Interface
    Area, line, or zone where urban man made developments meet undeveloped wildland fuels.
  8. Ultrafine Water Mist
    High pressure water delivered through very fine nozzle outlets producing micro sized droplets.
  9. Surfactant
    Soap material that eases surface tension of water, allowing it to penetrate materials more easily and raising waters effectivness as an extinguishing agent
Card Set
FT105 Ch. 1
Fire Behavior