Firefighters are encountering finger joint wood trusses more frequently on the fireground. Sal Ancona offers details on this construction feature and what it means for fire suppression operations.
Host Chris Naum and Doug Cline speak with guest Mike Lopina about row house fires.
Host Danny Sheridan speaks with special guests Frank Leeb and Chuck Downey of the FDNY about cellar fires.
Paul Dansbach takes a look at firefighting concerns in an almost 100-year-old structure that has undergone several changes in occupancy and renovations.
Robert Callahan, captain and fire prevention officer with Bossier Parish (LA) Fire District 1, talks to host Joe Pronesti about his recent article, "10 Commandments for Operations in Small Box Stores with Limited Staffing."
Sal Ancona examines some of the challenges current construction practices present to firefighters when operating at modern taxpayers.
Jerry Tracy leads the Building Construction Awareness Project panel in a discussion about the legacy of this devastating New York City fire and its lessons for firefighters.
In this firefighter training video, Paul Dansbach, fire marshal for the Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety, examines potential firefighting concerns in a post-and-beam wood frame residence.
Sal Ancona reviews bowstring truss roofs and the dangers they present to firefighters operating in these buildings.
In this episode, Doug and guest Chris Naum conclude their discussion on commercial fires and managing the hybrids.