Accession Number : ADA325002

Title :   1994 Attack Team Workshop: Phase II - Full-Scale Offensive Fog Attack Tests,

Corporate Author : NAVY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVABILITY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Scheffey, Joseph P. ; Siegmann, Charles W., III ; Toomey, Terrance A. ; Williams, Frederick W. ; Farley, John P.

PDF Url : ADA325002

Report Date : 24 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 307

Abstract : Shipboard firefighting is accomplished in one or a combination of three techniques: (a) for a incipient or growing fire, the preferred method is DIRECT ATTACK; (b) if the fire has grown beyond being handleable by the direct attack, the INDIRECT ATTACK is preferred followed by a direct attack; and (c) in large post-flashover fires, a CONTAINMENT strategy is first initiated following by indirect and then a direct attack. This report demonstrates the benefits of using a medium angle fog stream to control the overhead fire threat when conducting a direct attack on a growing/steady state fire where the sea of the fire is obstructed. This greatly reduces the time required to control and extinguish a rapidly growing post flashover fire which previously could only be handled with the time-consuming techniques of indirect attack.

Descriptors :   *FOG, *SHIPBOARD, *FIRE FIGHTING, ANGLES, STEADY STATE, STRATEGY, ATTACK, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), TIME, CONSUMPTION, FIRES, STREAMS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE