On arrival, you find heavy smoke issuing from a two-story, multiple-occupancy commercial building of ordinary construction. The smoke seems to be pushing from every part of the building. Roll-down security gates hamper operations as you try to determine which occupancy is actually the one burning. The truck company splits into two teams. The first team, along with the officer, will operate at street level to remove the padlocks on the gates of all the stores, starting with the one that appears
Let`s start with one of the simplest: how many of you have been annoyed with the rubbish fires in the base of an elevator shaft? The high-rise--with its multiple below- grade floors and multiple single, multiple blind, and low-rise elevator services--is a major problem. But most of us are used to responding to simple multiple-dwelling, hotel, institutional, and commercial structures with service not more than one level below grade--so let`s talk about them.