This finishing is a multi-layer plastic system that resembles stucco but is combustible. Gregory Havel has more on this construction feature.
Not all walls are well-suited for entry or exit through breached openings. Gregory Havel takes a look at types of walls that should make you think twice about using forcible entry.
At 4:36 a.m., the Elmsford (NY) Fire Department was dispatched for a possible house fire at 20 North Mortimer Avenue.
As a result of severe storms, more durable methods of attaching roofs to the top plates of walls and wood studs to the bottom plates were developed. Greg Havel details how these may affect your operations.
Falsework on construction job sites is a concern for firefighters because it uses a lot of wood and other combustible materials. Gregory Havel takes a closer look at this potential fireground hazard.
Gregory Havel takes a look at what firefighters need to know about design loads, the calculations for how much weight the components of a structure can support.
We were introduced to the three classes of standpipe systems early in our fire service careers. Gregory Havel writes about features specific to Class III systems.
Parallel-strand lumber is a type of engineered or manufactured wood developed in the late 20th century. Find out what characteristics of this material should concern firefighters.
Another variation of flitch-plate girder is a steel plate sandwiched between two pieces of parallel strand lumber. Gregory Havel takes a look at potential hazards associated with this building construction material.
Gregory Havel writes about this type of engineered lumber and the impact it could have on your firefighting operations.