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  1. 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

  2. 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

  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. HIT Inflatable PFD – MD3183

    Exhibitor Listings

    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Construction Concerns: Supervisors and Concealed Spaces

    Online Articles

    Mon, 10 May 2010

    heavy timber or mill), because it is designed to have none. (1) Combustible concealed spaces ( photo 1 ) are found in Type V (wood-frame) and Type III (ordinary or brick-and-joist) construction. These spaces may have combustible surfaces

  8. 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

  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. A Commonsense Approach to Building Construction

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jan 2012

    1) A typical "bungalow"-style house; bungalows can be of ordinary (Type III, such as this one) or frame ( Type V ) construction. A unique hazard associated with an enclosed porch such as that seen here is that failure of the picture