Firefighting is an inherently dangerous job and sadly numerous firefighters lose their lives each year to hostile fire events. On February 12, 2007, the Ottawa Fire Service came close to losing five firefighters when they were forced to jump from multiple windows of a multi-story residential building, narrowly escaping a rapidly developing fire. All sustained injuries, some critical, leaving them wondering what happened and why? Critical incident investigations are legislated under the Safety Act of Ontario and are developed to discover the underlying causes in order to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. For the Forward Avenue fire, a 100- page worker’s report was developed in which many recommendations were made. The development of the From Knowledge To Practice (FKTP) fire dynamics program was a result of these recommendations and with the help of a case study review template and fire dynamics training, the what and why of this pivotal fire for the Ottawa Fire Service has become clearer. In this 2-hour program, Carissa will begin by giving you a firsthand perspective of the Forward Avenue fire as one of the firefighters who was critically injured having jumped from the 4th story window. Carissa will share her understanding of the events based on photos and her experience as one of the first crews on scene. Cheryl will then break the Worker’s Report down into vital components highlighting the cause and effect of firefighting efforts using the FKTP Case Study template and Carissa’s experience as a guide. The information will be presented in an organized way that promotes a valuable training opportunity for firefighters.