Fireground Strategies: When Buildings Change the Rules of the Game
This course will focus on those issues that firefighters must be aware of to operate more safely in the buildings we are entering. Discussed will be how different types of construction and occupancies change the rules of the game and how personnel on scene must adjust the strategy and tactics to meet that challenge. Renovations, lightweight and large area structures and vacant buildings and the structural carcass dangers will also be covered. Strategies regarding these buildings and their idiosyncrasies will be a further focus point, offering solutions to address the concerns discussed.