In this episode, James Johnson talks building construction, codes, and related issues that impact firefighter operations.
It’s time we put the current test for building component fire resistance on the history shelf, says Glenn Corbett.
Understanding the basic architectural features common to most places of worship provides the the knowledge necessary to determine fireground strategy and tactics.
Sometimes having a fresh set of eyes on the problem can be valuable. Jack Murphy tells of one "building recon" session in New Jersey and the hazards it uncovered.
Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood are joined by Mike Wallingford and John Ricci to talk construction accidents and working with private safety officers.
NIST tests could lead to stronger building codes, improved design tools.
Mike Giroux takes a look at what firefighters need to know about suspended scaffolding systems, more commonly called a swing stage scaffolds.
James Johnson will evaluate some of the most common myths relating to the performance of building construction materials and systems under fire conditions.
Performing a fire company building recon can open a firefighter’s eyes and thought process as to how a specific building will react. Jack Murphy on getting line firefighters into the process.
Joe Pronesti looks at some of the interior considerations firefighters need to make note of when dealing with legacy buildings.