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  1. Building Construction: Tulsa Fire Department's Bowstring Truss ID System

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 29 May 2015

    threat to firefighter safety- bowstring truss construction. Aware of the well ..... documented risks associated with bowstring truss structures, we decided to document ..... shared given the deadly history of bowstring truss construction. This history includes

  2. 'Hidden' Bowstring Truss Roof


    Mon, 21 Feb 2011

    these rooms and spaces. The room behind us. Has a wood joisted roof, a flat roof, independent of the heavy timber bowstring truss . Therefore, a fire in this room or space can be fought just like any other structure fire that does not involve

    Bowstring Truss found at 4:04

    a wood joisted roof, a flat roof, independent of the heavy timber bowstring truss . Therefore, a fire in this room or space can be fought just like any other structure fire that does not involve a
  1. Bowstring Truss Roofs


    Tue, 7 Dec 2010

    Paul Dansbach discusses the dangers of bowstring truss roofs with Deputy Chief Steve Kalman of the Hackensack (NJ) Fire Department, as well as steps the department took to identify these roofs after the deadly 1988 Ford fire in Hackensack.

  2. Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Trusses

    Online Articles

    Wed, 27 Feb 2013

    in construction, and that the bowstring truss (photo 1) is the most hazardous ..... built around 1960, and used the bowstring truss so that there would be a large ..... decades, fires in buildings with bowstring truss roofs have caused catastrophic

  3. Firefighting History: Hackensack (NJ) Remembers Fallen Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Thu, 2 Jul 2015

    members of the department ( PDF download of the original Fire Engineering report, 4 MB ). On that date, a 60-ton bowstring truss roof collapsed, killing Captain Richard Williams and Firefighters William Krejsa and Leonard Radumski. Lt. Richard

  4. Structural Firefighting: Fire Blog Roundup: The Long Road, Pulling Ceiling, and Tactical Mastery

    Online Articles

    Fri, 26 Jun 2015

    Tactical Mastery What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse? Billy Greenwood has some thoughts. The Bowstring Truss This fireground simulation from Joe Pronesti challenges your familiarity with this construction element. Ten Qualities

  5. Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    and more than likely would have been killed when the bowstring truss roof collapsed. This article examines how fires originate ..... pull. (16) A rain roof being constructed over a bowstring truss roof will create a dangerous concealed space and mask

  6. First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

    Online Articles

    Wed, 26 Sep 2012

    thinking that if the building had a bowstring truss roof, the guys may not have much ..... case, a hip is a feature of a bowstring truss --the part of the roof that ..... fail. According to Brannigan, bowstring truss construction is a compressive


    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Sep 1999

    companies immediately opened the bowstring truss (often called an "arched truss ..... were killed by the collapse of a bowstring truss , many articles in fire service ..... placed special emphasis on the bowstring truss . The fact is that a truss is

  8. Structural Firefighting: Chicago Firefighters Battle 2-11 Commercial Fire

    Online Articles

    Wed, 12 Mar 2014

    occurred in a commercial occupancy on the 2900 Block of Irving Park Road. The structure appeared to have a large bowstring truss as well as a flat roof front portion. Heavy smoke from the fire hung low over the scene, and fire broke through