C17 - Building Construction For Today's Fire Service
classroom / saturday may 13 pm / 1 hour
Today’s buildings and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, collapse and predicable building performance.
Presenting insights on building construction for today’s fire service, the primary objective of this program is to increase awareness and understandings and promote new skill sets in the fundamentals of building construction, architecture, engineering and design that directly impact firefighting operations at structure fires.
Five fundamental areas integrating building and construction methodologies, will be threaded throughout the program related to Construction Systems, Occupancy Risks, Collapse & Compromise Characteristics, Methods & Materials and Fire Dynamics related to building anatomy, vintage and intrinsic building and occupancy characteristics assimilating comprehensive case studies, history repeating events, research findings and emerging fire suppression theory will be presented. The program will integrate the concept of Building, Compartment, Company and focus on key building and construction factors influencing operational considerations for all ranks and positions.