2018 Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference – Maryland

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 2018 Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC). It was hosted by Thunderhead Engineering and held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, right around the corner from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This three day event spanning from October 1st to 3rd was…

Westmount Arena Fire in 1918 and the National Hockey League

Sports fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the new National Hockey League (NHL) season beginning next month. I have always loved ice hockey especially its history. Growing up I was fascinated by the statistics, and the growth of ice hockey as a sport. I remember reading about the Westmount Arena, the home of the NHL's…

The Fire of Beccles, November 1586

Part the History of fire sciences and technology project that I have been working on the last two years involves digitizing/archiving old documents related to fire sciences and technology. When I say old, I mean anything from 1920 all the way back to roman times. While some of these older documents speak of new ways to scientifically understand fire…

Website launch

Welcome to the first entry of this website. The website, galesfiresafety.com is meant to compile my research activities in one location. While not ‘everything’ I am involved with will be found here, I do believe this platform offers unique advantages for public engagement and accessibility. On this website you will find details of my current…