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Firefighter Training Drill: Parapet Walls

Douglas Mitchell, Jr. Lieutenant, New York City Fire Department Instructor, Traditions Training LLC. In our great fire department history, parapet wall collapses have injured and killed several of our members. Parapet walls are those that extend vertically above the roof level and give the illusion that a building is taller in height than it really is. While most commonly found on the 'address side' or 'front' of buildings, they may be found on any and all sides. They will vary in height from several inches to several feel above the roof-line.  Parapet walls are prone to failure at fire operations and collapse for several reasons. These walls are consistently exposed to the element...

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