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  1. Concealed Spaces and Fire Spread

    Online Articles

    Wed, 24 Aug 2011

    III: Ordinary Type IV: Heavy timber Type V : Wood frame These five types of construction ..... brick exterior, and is classified as Type V Wood Frame by the building officials ..... and stud-framed interior partitions Type V wood frame (all sub-classes), with

  2. Apparatus and Equipment: Suburban Fire Department, Urban Mentality: Hose, Nozzle, Pump Panel, and Chart Coding

    Online Articles

    Wed, 26 Dec 2012

    The city of Forest Park's SFDs are almost exclusively Type V lightweight truss construction. This includes an area of ..... constructed with 2x2s. The majority of SFDs in Forest Park are Type V bi-level and tri-level homes. This is important to

  3. Fighting Fires in Disposable Structures

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    spaces (lack of compartmentation allows for faster fire involvement throughout and may block escape routes). Wood frame ( Type V ) construction has been used extensively in this country since the 19th century for homes and businesses. During the great

  4. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    types of homes and buildings to which I usually respond (Type III, ordinary construction with lightweight trusses or Type V , wood-frame construction, both built on a slab). I focus on these buildings' construction characteristics, how

  5. HIT Inflatable PFD – MD3183


    Sat, 16 Mar 2013

    that is so comfortable you'll forget you're wearing a PFD. *Please Note: This product is a USCG Type ll and USCG Type V Commercial with Type ll performance when worn on uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 ft. in length and not carrying

  6. Critical Thought for the Fire Service

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Aug 2010

    were appropriate for fighting fires in older Type III and Type V (wood-frame) structures but are dangerous in buildings that ..... possible structure fire. The structure was a 2½-story Type V balloon-frame house with smoke showing from the eaves

  7. New Codes and Standards Influence Future Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jan 2012

    other floors may be built as Type III (ordinary) or Type V (wood-frame) construction. On the ticking incident ..... whereas the third through sixth floors feature wood-frame Type V construction. During a fire, each construction classification

  8. Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse

    Online Articles

    Tue, 24 Apr 2012

    severity of the force or act. Strength, fire resistance, and damage issues of structural members include the following: In Type V (wood-frame) buildings, all structural members are combustible. Those of manufactured and composite materials like

  9. Construction Concerns: Building Additions

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 Jun 2011

    heavy timber); the additions would be classified as Type V (wood frame); and the entire structure is likely to be classified as the least fire-resistive ( Type V ) by state and local building code officials. During incident

  10. Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse, Part II

    Online Articles

    Mon, 21 May 2012

    overload structural members, cause connections to fail, and can cause structural collapse. The building in the photos is a Type V (wood-frame) single-family residence built on the side of a hill; it has several additions using different types