Rooftop Ops Need More Than Fiddling

Coleman, Ronny J.
December 2005
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p32
Trade Publication
The article advises fire chiefs on determining the need or necessity of sending fire fighters to the rooftop of a burning building. Questions that should be considered are the volume of heat production based on smoke production, the level of preburn in the space below the roof, the type of construction under the feet of firefighters, the length of time firefighters will be on the roof and the consequences of structural failure.


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