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Training Days: The John Nance Drill

05/02/2008
 Part Five Article and photos by Tom KiurskiOn this training day, we had the availability of a ranch-style house that was slated for demolition to make way for an office building. The drills that we had set up prior to destruction included the John Nance drill and a firefighter removal from a basement window.The John Nance drill is based on the death of John Nance of the Columbus (OH) Fire Department. Engineer John Nance was trapped in the basement of a commercial occupancy following a floor collapse. Despite the exhaustive efforts of multiple crews, Engineer Nance was unable to be removed from the occupancy prior to succumbing to the fire and its by-products. Several attempts w...

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