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  1. Preplanning New Construction

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Feb 2011

    The recent dip in our economy has slowed down many new construction projects, but “Johnny Appleseed” continues to build ..... members can be weak and can fail early. Both old and new construction types pose well-documented hazards for firefighters


    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Apr 2000

    After 20-some years of studying and teach-ing how construction affects fire spread, structural integrity, and firefighter safety, I thought I had seen just about every type of construction material.

  1. Fire Service Industry News: ASTM Fire Standards Committee Approves Standard

    Online Articles

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014

    Adopted in 2005, Chapter 7A of the California Building Code describes provisions for attic vents for new construction in wildfire-prone areas. While the California code notes that attic vents should resist the intrusion of embers and flames

  2. Firefighter Safety and Building Construction: Type V Double Roof

    Online Articles

    Mon, 5 Aug 2013

    By Scott Weir As of recently, our engine companies started to assist the new construction and annual inspections . Having the companies assist the inspections has its positives and negatives. One of the positive things

  3. Firefighter Training at FDIC 2013: Class Deals with Tactical Considerations for Attic and Cockloft Fires

    Online Articles

    Sat, 27 Apr 2013

    Economic conditions, new construction , and building renovations were considerations in classroom ..... truss construction using engineered wood products. Common in new construction , these trusses may also be used in renovations of older legacy

  4. High-Rise Glass Removal Operations

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Sep 2009

    BY THOMAS DONNELLY A wide array of windows are used nationwide in renovations and in new construction at high-rise buildings. Emergencies at such sites may involve dangerous and difficult window removal operations. Many training venues

  5. Use of 2008 NYC Construction Codes Required on July 1

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Jun 2009

    ends on July 1. On that date, the 2008 codes will be mandated by the New York City Department of Buildings for all new construction . The change represents the first major modernization of the city's building codes in nearly 40 years. The 2008

  6. Standpipe Operations: Facts and Fiction

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Aug 2000

    in the fire service is the consequences of new building construction throughout the United States. Much of this new construction has incorporated lightweight building assemblies into the design and overall strength of the structure. Unfortunately

  7. Enhanced Protective Glass in Vehicle Extrication

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Dec 2001

    automobile industry within the past decade, such as supplemental restraint devices, automatic rollover protection, new construction methods, and lighter and stronger construction materials. A recent innovation is enhanced protective window glazing

  8. NFPA Key Safety Codes To Require Fire Sprinklers In All Nursing Homes, New Dwellings, And Many Nightclubs

    Online Articles

    Tue, 16 Aug 2005

    s key safety codes that will require fire sprinklers in all nursing homes, in new construction of one- and two-family dwellings, and in all new construction of nightclubs and like facilities, as well as for existing nightclubs and like