FEDERAL FIRE COUNCIL MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING, MARCH 28, 1963.
FEDERAL FIRE COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C
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Colonel James H. Mangan, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Defense Atomic Support Agency, discussed recent fire research and its possible impact on peacetime as well as wartime fire situations. The two general ways in which fires can originate in a nuclear explosion were explained. Colonel Mangan described DASAs research project to develop a comprehensive fire prediction system. The project is primarily an attempt to develop a reliable and practical methodology for integrating heat radiation from a nuclear burst and continuing throu the possible ignition of building fires and their spread to other areas of a city.