C15 - Firefighting Operations In Mega-Mansions
classroom / saturay may 13 pm / 2 hours
Today’s residential homes are being built larger than ever and in all community settings from rural to suburban to urban. These occupancies present significant risks and operational challenges to commanders and firefighters, who must have increased knowledge and more skill sets to employ the operational models that must be used in these structures. The program examines building construction, engineered systems, design configurations, and characteristics of common mega-mansions--homes ranging from 4,000 to 40,000 square feet, with operational focus on the 6,000-18,000 SF residential footprint. Among the areas of discussion are the predictability of building performance; occupancy risk and reading the building; strategic command considerations, adaptive operational tactics and the latest on fire behavior; flow path and compartment control with insights on accessibility, limited water supply factors, and coordinated operational and incident management principles. This program has been designed and developed for all operational levels and organizational compositions.