"Timing Fire Fighting?" Video Description for the Visually Impaired (back to video)
NIST Fire Test video description for the visually impaired.
Text on screen: NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Text on screen: Jason Averill, NIST fire researcher
Visual: Fire truck, or engine, appears in the background. Averill, in the foreground, speaking.
Averill: This is the first time in a national study that we have been able to isolate the effects of crew size. In this case, two persons, three persons, four persons and five persons on an engine.
Visual: Four firefighters fully outfitted and wearing breathing masks stand next to a large green cargo container. A fire engine drives past them leaving a line of hose behind it. The engine continues to move and a two-story concrete with building with a door and four upper level windows comes into view.
Averill: Also, look at the effects of engine arrival time, the spacing between the subsequent engines, and the different fire growth rates ...
Visual: A firefighter stands at the top of a ladder positioned next to the building's right corner window with an axe in his hand and an oxygen tank on his back. Smoke billows from the window.
Averill: ... all together in a single study to understand the relative influence among these variables on the fire risk in a community.
Visual: Four firefighters stand outside the door to the building. One firefighter opens the door before another enters.
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