Understanding The I-85 Fire

As documented in “ATLANTA BRIDGE COLLAPSE: What burned under the I-85 overpass?” by Richard Elliot and Rikki Klaus of wsbtv, the material stored under the I-85 bridge for 10 years was High Density Polyethylene. As I discuss what that means fire-safety-wise, I’ll be generally talking about polyethylene. Polyethylene is constructed from the combination of ethylene … More Understanding The I-85 Fire

Technology in the Fire Service

As many of us know, technology can come as a double-edged sword. The use and incorporation of a particular technology cannot reduce effectiveness particularly in life-threatening situations. Smart technology, the use of computer-based algorithms to solve problems, is no less sensitive to judicious application. Questions that must be addressed include: How reliable are the sensors … More Technology in the Fire Service