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  1. Commerce's NIST Coordinates Study of Structural Damage from Gulf Hurricanes

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    Mon, 24 Oct 2005

    The partnership-coordinated by NIST and made up of 26 engineers from 16 separate private-sector, academic and federal organizations - will document data from the field on damage to major buildings, infrastructure facilities and residential structures due to wind, wind-borne debris, storm surge, ...

  2. Fire Service Industry News: Peachland Fire Department Acquires WASP Trailer

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    Tue, 8 Oct 2013

    Columbia, Canada, acquired a new state of the art piece of equipment that could help protect the community from structural damage in the event of a future wildfire. The equipment, known as a Wildfire Automated Suppression and Protection (WASP


    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Nov 2006

    BY LARRY COLLINS Incident commanders on the scene of major terrorist attacks and other emergencies resulting in structural damage or collapse are often faced with a “go” or “no-go” decision: Can they commit first responders to immediately

  2. Responding to the East Haven (CT) Plane Crash

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    entire D side of 64 with some structural damage visible from the street, while ..... the B side with significant structural damage to the B/C roof area. Additionally ..... side. There was significant structural damage to the C/D corner where the

  3. Baltimore Taxpayer Fire

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    Tue, 28 Jan 2014

    protects the fire wall between the original fire building and the supermarket. The fire wall held with only minor structural damage on the safe side of the fire wall. Command had a handline and a unit in that store to protect it. Command at that

  4. Fire News: Three Killed in Fayette County GA House Fire

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    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    crews were dispatched to the single-family home on Ga. 92, authorities said. "The home sustained substantial structural damage as a result of the fire," Pete Nelms with the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services said in

  5. Technical Rescue: Tornado Damages OK Homes, Businesses

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    Fri, 31 May 2013

    ly/17E5syO) that several businesses seemed to have sustained significant damage while nearby homes suffered structural damage . At least one residence's roof was torn off by the storm. There were no reported injuries or fatalities. The

  6. Firefighting News: IN Firefighters Battle Large Fire at Recycling Plant

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    Mon, 17 Jun 2013

    command staff officers continued to monitor the progress for a total of about 20 firefighters. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries in the incident. Below some pictures of the structural damage to the Belmont Building caused by the fire.

  7. Who Protects Our Customers After the Fire?

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    Thu, 25 Jul 2013

    plastics and materials stored in the laundry room area. Structural damage was limited to the drywall and window used for ventilation ..... damaged structures in your area if there is no structural damage , and smoke and water damage is the only consequence

  8. Knowing Exposure Risks Important to Saving Structures from Wildfires

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    Wed, 4 Sep 2013

    Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) strongly suggests that measures for reducing structural damage and property loss from wildland urban interface (WUI)* fires are most effective when they are based on accurate