[UPDATE 2-12-22, A DOZER BTU REMOVAL SPREADSHEET IS AVAILABLE FOR BETA DOWNLOAD ]
A second FireBridge zoom session was set for the 27th at 19:15hrs. Discussion to be designed around the topics that Dockery, Gobel and Jersey stated that they’d like to see more discussion on. 4 Part Video links below in lower Resolution SD and below that is an 8 part HD session.
Jersey’s IMT was activated during this time due to the expected Blizzards in the Northeast so his session will be recorded and uploaded when he has returned from assignment which as it looks now will be sometime next week. (As of Feb 10th 2022, this is still pending and in the works)
Doc’s session covering the engines portion will be scheduled tentatively for the upcoming weekend or next coming week as well. (Doc’s session is still being scheduled, he is awaiting on some information from his fuels lead).
Ricks session was recorded and is now available below.
Updated Document on the Fire Nomogram and Quick Reference guide use below.
Below is a screen shot of the Current FireBridgeCalc_4B2 spreadsheet variation
In this session WAE will have a short discussion of some of the problems in creating a useable spreadsheet for rapid estimation due to some constraints of excel as well as properly determining efficiency rates of aircraft as it relates to 21 year old test data on drops along with the drop widths.
Topics are on:
IA aspect of showing up on a fire and how this would benefit the incoming Engine Captain
The benefits to an IC3
The benefits and use of Heavy Equipment
The WTOP’s role
Rick Gobel’s talk on the use of FireBridge and Heavy Equipment, i.e. Dozers. Low Def.
Higher Definition format below: being uploaded now (std by)
Part 1, Introduction and contains a video clip of a retardant drop on the Jim Sage Fire.
Part 2, gives a discussion of the retardant drop and what was accomplished by using just Helicopters
Part 4, gives discussion of Blade width and how much Btu is estimated to be removed by the blade.