Release of toxic, flammable and/or explosive materials into the atmosphere is extremely dangerous. If an ignition source is found, the resulting fire can often be devastating. Information, analysis and calculations of fire dynamic phenomena can assist in understanding and applying scientific information to real-world fire situations. Fire dynamicists can develop an appreciation for technical/scientific understanding of the phenomena and its applicability to real-world practical down-to-earth situations. Some sample calculations are exhibited to illustrate several aspects of fire behavior.