Unit 2 Assignment: Impacts on Modern Fire Research


The fire service is no different than any other profession in that the use of technology is improving and helping us to do our jobs in a safer more efficient manner. These advances in technology are being driven from both military applications such as thermal imaging and GPS and private research such as compressed air foam. This week you are going to look closely at the various technologies and how they are being woven into our daily operations in fire protection services.


Write a 750–1,050-word informative essay explaining how motivating factors of modern fire research impact fire science.


In your essay:


Identify four motivating factors of modern fire science research.

Define how modern fire research has impacted fire science as it relates to each of the following:

Infrared imaging


Water mist

Compressed air foam

Explain how each of the above has had an impact on fire science.