Firefighter Safety and Building Construction: Type V Double Roof

08/05/2013
By Scott Weir As of recently, our engine companies started to assist the new construction and annual inspections. Having the companies assist the inspections has its positives and negatives. One of the positive things of doing these inspections is having our firefighters get out and see what type of construction is in their district. The other day we were scheduled to do a rough inspection on an addition to a Type V house. When we arrived, we found that the homeowner was constructing a two-room addition with an entryway. This addition would be added onto the front side of their house. As we stepped out of the truck we noticed that the builder had built a roof on top of a roof. (Picture ...

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