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  1. P.2 ~ Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase


    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    structures can react under fire conditions. Base the "Go"/"No-Go" decision on, in part, an evaluation of the structural integrity of the building. Changes in modern construction materials and techniques will cause buildings to fail faster than their

  2. 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

  3. RUTH LEE - General Purpose Rescue Training Manikins


    Wed, 3 Jul 2013

    using a flexible inner core, an outer shell, and strength reinforced coverall. The inner core is weighted to human proportions using 4.4 lb packets of aggregate. For structural integrity , the packets are sewn to a nylon inner dummy.

  4. The Most Important Preplan That YOU Will Never Use

    Online Articles

    Thu, 25 Jul 2013

    written in vein because you are afraid to pick it back up when you start seeing the signs of physical decay and structural integrity loss. Just like buildings that undergo new tenants in a changing society, you go through many changes in a lifetime

  5. 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 from

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. House Fires: New Threats, New Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Apr 2013

    The Hidden Dangers of Residential Fires" ( Fire Engineering , October 2009), a live-burn study comparing structural integrity of legacy vs. wooden I-beam floor joists showed a legacy floor joist (2 × 10) had a collapse time of 18 minutes