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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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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