MULTIROOM FIRES IN RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES

09/01/1999
MULTIROOM FIRES IN RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES DAVID WOOD The average residential fire involves one room and contents or less and is fairly easy to extinguish from the relative safety of a hallway. These "bread and butter" fires occur every day across the nation. They seldom make the news, as there is no spectacular film footage. In some ways, they have made us overconfident in our abilities. Less common are those fires that involve three or four rooms. They are the real test of our ability to perform our primary duty--protecting human life from fire. It is possible to attack and control multiroom fires from interior positions, but it takes coordination, determination, and training....

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