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  1. No Room -and -Contents Fire in High-Rise Multiple Dwellings Is Routine

    Online Articles

    Fri, 29 Apr 2011

    Of course, we have routine room - and - contents fires on a daily basis in every corner ..... what they use for routine room - and - contents fires in HRMDs. For the bigger ..... have had my share of routine room - and - contents fires in these buildings

  2. Bull in a China Shop

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jul 2011

    By Michael N. Ciampo After extinguishing what seemed to be a simple room - and - contents fire, truck company members began to overhaul the fire room to check for extension. They needed to pull the ceilings because


    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Sep 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

  2. FDIC 2014: Session: High-Rise Operations:Strategic, Tactical, and Task Level

    Conference Sessions

    Sun, 6 Apr 2014

    High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most other fireground operations. From a room - and - contents apartment fire to the well-involved fire floor of a commercial high-rise, to the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack, WE MUST BE PREPARED! This workshop will ...

  3. Structure Fires Involving Hoarders

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015

    a firefighter to save property or contents alone. Although we may initially think we have arrived at a simple room - and - contents fire in a residential dwelling, the problems associated with hoarding can trigger many unexpected problems. We

  4. Fire Department Staffing: The Effects of Staffing Levels on Critical Decision Making

    Online Articles

    Thu, 11 Jun 2015

    officer (staffing level of three). They do a drive-by, three-sided size-up . The officer notes at least a room - and - contents involved. The officer exits the apparatus and begins a 360° size-up. One of the firefighters is the driver

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

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    registers. It is, therefore, not uncommon for ceilings in these older dwellings to withstand an intense kitchen or room - and - contents fire without fire extending above them. Compare the ceilings in older dwellings with ceilings in dwellings constructed

  6. P2 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures


    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    allow the fuel to ignite more rapidly after the straw flashes and produce a volume of fire similar to a typical room - and - contents fire, without the uncontrollable contents. If set properly, the fuel left after extinguishment can often be

  7. Building Construction - Fires in Pole Building Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    progression of test fires from the incipient stage through the full free-burning stage. One of my favorites is the room - and - contents fire that burns in only a few minutes. The other is the firefighter safety demonstration of the flashover scenario

  8. Structural Firefighting: Protecting Against the Hazards of Tunnel Vision

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    task, but in a situation with a changing environment, such as operating a vehicle or operating the nozzle in a room - and - contents fire, all auditory and visual input is required. In addition, responding to a fire situation is not a short