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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Structural Firefighting with Limited Staffing

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 20 Dec 2013

    hazard or if the home is vacant, set up for an exterior attack. Through a front door or a window, check the structural integrity ; be cautious and look out for any power lines connecting to the home. Some additional defensive firefighting

  6. CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

    are penetrating into the car around the frame structure that cut through the wall of the westbound train. The structural integrity of the striking car remained intact post-crash. Composite construction materials are visible. [Photo courtesy

  7. Fire Service Industry News: Firefighter Safety Call to Action

    Online Articles

    Mon, 6 Jan 2014

    imagers are not an exclusive reliable indicator of the presence or absence of fire in a basement and cannot assess structural integrity above floor coverings. e. Water application to a fire in a basement should be applied from an exterior access

  8. Grain Bin Rescue

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

    patterns or stiffeners can compromise the bin's structural integrity . (3) Bolt patterns. (4) External stiffeners ..... only one side of a bin may compromise the bin's structural integrity . You can cut into the bin with several types of

  9. The All Door Side-Out Technique Revisited

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    with the metal tearing away and breaking down its structural integrity as well as the initial force direction of the ..... tear away, which in turn eliminates that area's structural integrity . Once the metal's integrity is gone, there

  10. Attic Fires: Hazards from Above

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    renovations may reduce the structural integrity of the building (photos ..... significantly damage the structural integrity of the building, and launching ..... progress, but you must consider structural integrity before committing interior