Podium-style buildings using combustible materials represent an enormous challenge for the fire service, writes Sal Ancona.
Sal Ancona reviews things firefighters ought to look at when dealing with buildings that have parapets.
Firefighters are encountering finger jointed wood trusses more frequently on the fireground. Sal Ancona offers details on this construction feature and what it means for fire suppression operations.
Sal Ancona examines some of the challenges current construction practices present to firefighters when operating at modern taxpayers.
Sal Ancona reviews bowstring truss roofs and the dangers they present to firefighters operating in these buildings.
In this episode, Sal Ancona talks with host Joe Pronesti about a recent fire in a balloon frame dwelling on Long Island and the lessons learned.
Salvatore Ancona uses a recent response by the Bellmore (NY) Volunteer Fire Department as the perfect example of how best to respond to fires in structures of balloon-frame construction.