Firefighter Training at FDIC 2013: Firefighting in Disposable Structures

04/22/2013
"If we're not using 21st century tactics to fight 21st century wood frame structure fires, we're behind the curve," retired Chief Gary Bowker told students this morning. At the workshop, "Firefighting in Disposable Structures" the first-time attendee and presenter at FDIC said today's wood-frame structures are no longer built to last; they react more violently and creates a greater risk than just a few years ago. Fires at today's "disposable" wood-frame structures, with their lightweight contruction components and synthetic-based furnishings, burn faster and reach flashover and backdraft faster, thus greatly reducing the escape time for occupants and firefigh...

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