Our mission is simple… Save firefighter lives through:
We accomplish through presenting firefighter safety and survival training from a education, recognition, & prevention perspective. Sure, bailouts and breaching are life saving skill sets every firefighter should be proficient with.
However, our position is to recognize a potential life threatening environment before it occurs…then mitigate the protentional for an extreme fire event from developing. Firegrounds are chaotic and unfamiliar surroundings full of hidden hazards, Fire dynamics is a very complex subject and not something we can just put into a box. It takes hours of study and experience to learn how fires behave and prevent from being caught in an extreme fire event. Extreme fire events include flashovers, backdraft, and wind driven fires
We feel by educating today’s firefighter on learning more about fire dynamics and how fires respond to ventilation will give firefighters the requisite knowledge and experience to predict potentially extreme fire conditions and prevent thermal insult during the fire attack. Flow Path Management mission is aimed at reducing firefighter injuries or deaths resulting from extreme fire events. This is accomplished through an extensive lecture and progressive hands-on skills designed to demonstrate and experience extreme fire behavior through demonstrations and live fire training. The Flow Path Management Training Experience is considered an advanced firefighter courses for anyone engaging or managing the structural fire attack. Our courses highlight and share the findings of many years of dedicated international fire researchers and identifies how to recognize the potential for “extreme fire behavior” by educating participants with a first-hand observation and experience of the physics of firefighting.
Our courses are gradually introduce the participant to Flow Path Management through lectures, practical applications involving candles, doll house model burns, modern & legacy fuel test comparison burns, exterior observation container fires, flashover simulators, burn buildings, or acquired structures. We 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