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  1. Firefighting Techniques: Not Every House is Created Equal

    Online Articles

    Wed, 12 Mar 2014

    Photo 2). These changes may or may not have been done to code and, at least, create additional void spaces for fire travel . Always be cautious of room additions and conversions such as the garage to the play room or sunroom to the bedroom

  2. Above the Fire Floor: Hazards and Precautions

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    reading on a TIC that is not a reliable sign of fire spread behind the covering. The only true method for detecting fire travel in voids is to perforate the material and examine the void. Caution: Be mindful in the timing and location when ventilating

  1. Common STAIRSense

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 28 Jan 2014

    that create a void that runs from floor to floor. That being said, the internal staircase is still the main avenue of fire travel from floor to floor (photo 2) and must be located as soon as possible; ascend/descend the stairs quickly and safely

  2. Rule of Thumb: Use the Safest, Most Effective Path of Least Resistance

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jun 2012

    effective paths of least resistance for fire travel will assist in ensuring you meet ..... effective paths of least resistance for fire travel and then removing combustibles ..... effective path of least resistance for fire travel into the building. Therefore

  3. Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    this "comfort level" is increased. Once In, Close the Door! Once a window is vented, a new avenue of smoke and fire travel is introduced. The VES rescuer must understand that if the bedroom door is open, the "race will be on" for that

  4. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    into question the myth of pushing fire with a straight stream nozzle pattern. The research shows that the direction of fire travel has more to do with flow paths and the fire's producing high pressure seeking to exit to a low-pressure area than

  5. The Dangers of Illegally Converted Private Dwellings

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Jun 2011

    spread throughout the building. Other vertical paths of fire travel can be created, such as in photo 14. (12) Fire extended ..... Therefore, in addition to the newly created methods of fire travel already discussed, the well-known built-in problems

  6. Vertical Ventilation and Firefighting: Inside the UL Tests

    Online Articles

    Fri, 10 Feb 2012

    the tests and discuss the various tactics that we have available to us as firefighters in relation to the findings on fire travel , heat flow, increased energy release, tenability, and several other dimensions. The group is comprised of men and

  7. The Urban 360

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 29 Mar 2012

    exterior wood structural features such as: the cornice and flammable materials such as Insulbrick and vinyl siding. Fire travel to adjoining dwellings via the cockloft is a much greater concern at row frame dwellings, particularly in wood row

  8. How EMS Calls Benefit the Fire Service

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Jul 2010

    s utilities, power lines, and service drops. Check access to the building. Locate the fire walls; indicate how fire travel will be accelerated or delayed based on the construction of the building. Are exits or fire lanes blocked? Is the