S.C. Fire Academy to Conduct Live Burns Wednesday | Environment
The S.C. Fire Academy and firefighters from across the state and country will be conducting a two live burns at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Fire Academy as part of the 2013 “Kill the Flashover” (KTF) demonstration and testing project.
The firefighters will test firefighting techniques to help find new ways of reducing the risk of fire injuries and deaths of firefighters during structure fires.
“The intent of this project is to test and demonstrate firefighting tactics that have the ability to provide the safest possible environment for fire service personnel,” State Fire Marshal Shane Ray said.
The S.C. Fire Academy’s concrete burn building will be outfitted with drywall and ordinary household furnishings to simulate construction features found throughout South Carolina.
Recent research partnerships between the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), and the South Carolina Fire Academy have laid the groundwork for this project to provide additional data and research