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    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Apr 2000

    here to enlarge image 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. Then, recently

  2. Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    ones, also pose a risk of collapse when their structural integrity is compromised. Modifications made to tower silos ..... loading/unloading machinery, construction type, structural integrity , operational status, and known modifications

  1. Taxpayers and Strip Malls: Construction and Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 23 May 2014

    strip malls. Renovations create voids and penetrations that allow fire to spread undetected and can weaken the structural integrity of the building. Landlords and business owners renovate to increase their business and profits. Renovations are

  2. Fire News: Fire Destroys Historic Building in Des Moines

    Online Articles

    Sun, 30 Mar 2014

    levels of the building, but firefighters weren't able to get inside the building, O'Keefe said. "Due to the structural integrity , we can't make interior attack," O'Keefe said. Read more of the story here http://usat.ly/1leS5cf

  3. Firefighter Safety: You've Received a Mayday—Now What?

    Online Articles

    Thu, 3 Apr 2014

    throughout the rescue effort where a structural collapse has occurred or the fire or other event has compromised the structural integrity of the building. If this is a large, prolonged incident, call your local urban search and rescue team or combined

  4. Firefighting Techniques: From Wildland Firefighting to Structural Firefighting: Applying LCES

    Online Articles

    Wed, 29 Jan 2014

    company. When you take your firefighters into a danger zone, you can experience sudden changes in fire behavior or structural integrity that can cause serious injury or death. With this knowledge, the company must have a plan for a rapid escape

  5. Driver-Engineers Debate: This One Or That One?

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 28 Jan 2014

    heavy fire was showing on the first floor on arrival. The fire was not extinguished in time to prevent the loss of structural integrity , even though several attack lines were in place. All were fog nozzles. The Board of Inquiry report cited as

  6. Technical Rescue Training: Abington Township (PA) Firefighters Take on Structural Collapse

    Online Articles

    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    type, hazard identification, and building triage. The training also focused on emergency situations where the structural integrity of a single-family dwelling is compromised. Once the scene has been analyzed and a plan established, the crew

  7. The Importance of Low Expectations

    Online Articles

    Mon, 23 Dec 2013

    regards modifications or alterations that change structural integrity , change the spread of smoke and fire, and change ..... to post-occupancy through its life cycle, the structural integrity —intentionally or unintentionally—can be compromised

  8. Fire Service Industry News: Airport Design and Advanced Glazing Systems in US Airports

    Online Articles

    Thu, 10 Oct 2013

    metres, blast pressure falls to one-tenth of a ton per square foot – within building regulation parameters on structural integrity . Modern building design, in airports as elsewhere, now makes extensive use of glass. It brings in ambient light