Fireground Strategies: Metal Window Enclosures

BY ANTHONY AVILLOTo commence and sustain interior fire operations, a few things must be in place. First and foremost, we must be able to get in. Only slightly less important than getting in is providing support, usually in the form of ventilation, so that once in, we can stay in until the job is done. In addition, and even more important, is that if things go bad, we must also be able to provide additional ways out of the structure. Although this is not usually a problem in most occupied buildings, it is becoming increasingly more difficult in vacant buildings. Defeating security measures in vacant buildings used to be easier than in any other types of buildings, since the building was li...

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