Jtfd1 Hard at work in a 1200 degree room to ensure we keep you safe. A team of people enter a room on fire and watch the characteristics of how a flashover occurs, it not for the faint of heart. As you can see in the photo below the fire was hot enough to melt hose. Special Thanks to Bergen Fire Acedemy for allowing us to train at your facility.
Below is the definition of what a flashover is.
Flashover by definition is “the sudden involvement of a room or an area in flames from floor to ceiling caused by thermal radiation feedback.”1 Thermal radiation feedback is the energy of the fire being radiated back to the contents of the room from the walls, floor, and ceiling. This radiation of energy to the contents of the room will raise ALL the contents to their ignition temperature. When the contents of the room suddenly and simultaneously ignite, this is flashover. This simply means that flashover is a temperature-driven event. It requires that the fire’s energy be radiated back to the contents to produce a rapid rise in temperature and simultaneous ignition. Flashover indicates that the fire has grown to the fully developed stage.