November 4, 2016

Lightweight Building Construction: Operational Considerations and Procedures

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This program will introduce students to construction features and firefighting operations in buildings of lightweight construction, with the focus on residential occupancies. It will  consist  classroom session focusing on  building construction, fire behavior considerations, and firefighting strategies and tactics specific to these types of buildings. Company and officer considerations will be discussed and coordinated.  Presentation and critique of previous fires in these types of buildings and of local area lightweight construction in order to discuss real issues involving these structures. The class will conclude  with an interactive fire  exercise. (1 or 2 day program)

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