TITLE

ATTIC SPACES STILL SPELL DISASTER FOR MANY FIREFIGHTERS

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Emergency Preparedness News;May2009, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
41332595

 

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