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Drill of the Week: Building Construction and Fire Behavior, Scenario 5

06/25/2010
By Forest ReederKnowledge of building construction features and fire behavior allow suppression companies to safely identify the potential hazards that are present at incidents. Knowing the hazards and continually monitoring fire behavior can help firefighters predict building collapse; prevent hostile fire events like backdraft and flashover; and establish safe hazard zones to operate in. Review this scenario using similar structures in your town and determine the impact of fire behavior on the building construction as you develop your incident action plan.This type of construction might be considered a sub-type of one of the major classifications. When fire extends into structural ...

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