Truck Company

The ability to reach the seat of the fire quickly with an aggressive fire attack and then conduct efficient search operations simultaneously undoubtedly saves lives at many residential fires, writes David DeStefano.

Since the beginning of the fire service, collapses have been a particular concern for responders. Building structures, regardless of the materials used in their construction and design, are susceptible to collapse for a variety of reasons. Hurricanes and tornadoes have a devastating effect on structures. The impact from fires and explosions certainly can add to any building`s instability. Building failure is usually the most destructive effect of earthquakes. Failures of building components suc