May 2009
Emergency Preparedness News;May2009, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p6
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The article reports on the precautions to be taken, and training to be imparted before sending firefighters into an attic fire. The training topics should cover greater emphasis on scene assessment and risk/benefit recognition. Topping the list of contributing factors is situational awareness, followed by decision-making. Significant risks to fighting a fire in an attic include limited access, exposed supports, heavy fire loading and little firefighting.


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