Leadership

FIREGROUND SIZE-UP FOR GARDEN APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOUSES

Issue 9 and Volume 156.

BY MICHAEL A. TERPAK The term “garden apartment” applies to a grouping of apartments within a building of varying types of construction. Often, many of these buildings are grouped together to form a complex. On average, buildings can range in height from two to four stories. Many are set back on sloped terrains and grassy areas, causing immediate accessibility and operational concerns. “Townhouse” is a term applied to a single-family dwelling, which also may be of varying types of construction. These buildings are attached to several other buildings within a complex. On average, buildings can range in height from one to three stories and are grade level or have underground parking. What is referred to as “the modern day row house” presents new challenges to responding firefighters. (1) Garden apartment. Click here to enlarge image null (2) Townhouse. (Photos by author.) Click here to enlarge image null SIZE-UP Following is…

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