Some of the most difficult fires FDNY members face are wind impacted fires. It’s been more than two decades since the Department began studying the impact of wind in high rise building fires which ultimately led to current protocols, procedures, and equipment developed to help fight these fires and are now part of FDNY standard operating procedures. In this episode, retired Battalion Chief Gerald Tracy shares his knowledge of wind impacted fires and revisits how the Department improved its understanding and tactics of fighting these challenging and devastating fires. This included studying wind impacted fires during a series of live burns on Governors Island in February 2008. Captain John Ceriello hosts.