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Firefighting and Building Construction: Inadequate Size-Up May Yield Disastrous Results

07/10/2013
By Jason Sowders It is 0200 hours, and your first-due engine and truck companies have been dispatched to a possible structural fire. As the engine company arrives, the company officer gives the initial on-scene report: "Engine 1 on the scene of a three-story Type 5 wood-frame (balloon) construction. We have a moderate volume of thick, gray laminar smoke coming from the eaves of the attic space showing from the A, B, and D sides. There are two cars in the driveway. We will be investigating. This will be College Street command." This initial on scene report paints a pretty good picture for other incoming units. As more units arrive and firefighting efforts start to come together, ...

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