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PyroSim: ATF engineering analysis of a fire scenario resulting in a firefighter fatality.

The video below presents the ATF Fire Research Laboratory's Engineering Analysis of the fire that occurred at 30 Dowling Circle on January 19th, 2011. ATF Fire Protection Engineers were asked to utilize engineering analysis methods, including computer fire modeling, to assist with determining the route of fire spread and the events that led to the firefighter MAYDAY and subsequent Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan.

Thank you to Adam St. John, P.E., a Fire Research Engineer at ATF Fire Research Laboratory for creating this video, and to the SFPE for posting it on their channel.