Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment and Survivability


NOW AVAILABLE!  By Nicholas Papa

Ventilation can make or break the outcome of a fire. Ensuring its success requires a knowledge of how it works and what precautions must be taken.

Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment and Survivability examines ventilation and its relationship to fire behavior to identify how it affects the fire, operations, and—most importantly—victim survivability. Ventilation can be universally applied, from the smallest rural community to the largest metropolitan city.


  • Guiding principles and practices to help streamline your decision-making process and improve our overall effectiveness and efficiency
  • Common pitfalls and the associated misconceptions to reduce potential errors and avoidable losses
  • A functional understanding of ventilation and the methods for its execution so that you can make the right call for your fireground

55 Pages/Softcover/6×9/2021

Author Information

Nicholas Papa is a lieutenant with the New Britain (CT) Fire Department, where he has served since 2004. Nick is presently a lieutenant with the New Britian (CT) Fire Department, where he has served for more than 13 years, and previously volunteered in a neighboring suburb. Nick contributes to Fire Engineeringmagazine, and is the author of the Lights Out video (Fire Engineering Books & Videos).He has been an FDIC classroom instructor since 2017. He is the lead instructor and owner of the fire training organization Fireside Training. Nick was also a UL-FSRI technical panelist for the Study on Coordinated Fire Attack in Acquired Structures.



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