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Mark J. Cotter's Blog – April 2016 Archive (3)

MFA #27: Intended Consequences - The two facets of Tactical Ventilation

Previous postings on this subject addressed the need to reassess our approach to ventilation as a fire control tactic in light of our newfound awareness of the significant increase in heat production it can cause ( and then provided an alternative basis for categorizing the different circumstances in…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on April 27, 2016 at 7:14am — No Comments

MFA #26: Tactical Ventilation Redefined - Putting theory into practice

The new information produced by recent fire science research demands a significant reassessment of the role of ventilation for fire suppression.  MFA #25 The Ventilation Revolution - New information brings new understanding ( provided the introduction…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on April 19, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments

MFA #25: The Ventilation Revolution - New information brings new understanding

(Author’s Note: As I was writing this series of posts, there appeared here on the Fire Engineering Training Community another blog on this same subject by Nicholas Papa [].  Obviously, I decided to publish mine anyway, as there are enough facets to this discussion…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on April 14, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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