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


    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    may even dictate strategy and tactics. Of the 36 incidents studied, 18 of the structures involved Type V , or wood-frame, construction. Type V is used in most modern homes. It is also the most dangerous type of building in which a firefighter

  2. Firefighter Safety: Construction Concerns: Hybrid Buildings

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Jun 2014

    officials as the type which uses the most combustible elements. The most common hybrid is the lightweight wood frame ( Type V ) supported by structural steel (photo 1). This type of hybrid can be a single story or multiple stories. Traditional

  3. Building Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Construction Types and Fire Behavior

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 May 2013

    on the amount of combustible materials in the structure. Type V or wood frame has combustible materials anywhere in the ..... structural steel is a hybrid, and will be classified as Type V (photo 1). (1) The distinction between the building

  4. Construction Concerns: Types of Construction

    Online Articles

    Mon, 18 Nov 2013

    joist). Type IV: (heavy timber). Type V : ( wood frame ). Types I, II, III ..... traditional sawn timbers and joists. Type V wood frame construction includes structures ..... veneer lumber (LVL). (1) (2) Type V also includes such varied construction methods

  5. 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

  6. Leveraging Building Intelligence for an Initial Response and Beyond

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    environment with new and available technologies. (1) This 2½-story building appears from the exterior to be a Type V wood frame/platform structure. (Photos by author.) (2) Peel away the outside shell, however, and it reveals a

  7. Fire Service Industry News: Harper College Fire Science Technology Program Unveils Innovative Training Tool

    Online Articles

    Sun, 2 Feb 2014

    Combustible (i.e. Steel with Protective Fire Coating) Type III: Exterior-Protected Masonry (Wood interior) Type IV: Heavy Timber (i.e. Solid or Laminated Heavy Timber) Type V : Wood Frame (Platform Frame and Balloon Frame)

  8. 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

  9. Basement Fire Strategy and Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 2 Oct 2011

    must conduct a 360° size-up of the structure, or you may miss this. (Photo by Chris Saraceno.) As we know, the Type V classification for wood-frame buildings can be further broken down into several categories, each with its own unique

  10. 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