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The Art of Reading Smoke

Smoke is
suing from a building is often the only clue available to predict fire behaviour and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. In this DVD, instructor Dave Dodson explains the process of reading smoke, why it’s important, and more.

April 19, 2011
By Fire Fighting in Canada

artofreadingsmokeApril
19, 2011 – Smoke issuing from a building is often the only clue
available to predict fire behaviour and the likelihood of a flashover or
rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers must read smoke before
choosing attack tactical priorities. Incident commanders and safety
officers must know how to rapidly read smoke in order to keep
firefighters within an acceptable risk-profile. In The Art of Reading Smoke, an educational DVD, instructor Dave Dodson explains:

• why it’s important to read smoke
• the advanced basics of reading smoke
• hostile fire events and warning signs
• the process of reading smoke
• tricks and shortcuts

The video also includes several practice examples that are shown twice
to test your smoke-reading abilities. For more information, or to
purchase this product, visit the Firehall Bookstore.

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