By Joe Pronesti, Chris Tobin, and Alexis Shady
Download a training PDF as a refresher on some of the construction dangers your firefighters may encounter with “Main Street” buildings.
This bulletin concerns half-story buildings, namely any structure with a top floor that starts at the roofline (that is, without a full wall between floors to the roofline).
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JOSEPH PRONESTI is a 31-year veteran of the Elyria (OH) Fire Department, where he is a shift commander. He is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Executive Officer program and a lead instructor at the Cuyahoga (OH) County Community College Fire Academy. He is a contributor to fire service publications and sites, including Fire Engineering, FireEngineering.com, and FirefigherNation.com.
CHRISTOPHER TOBIN is a firefighter assigned to St. Louis (MO) Fire Department Rescue 2.
ALEXIS SHADY is a firefighter/paramedic with the Richmond Heights (MO) Fire Department.
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