Thanks for the information. I had a feeling what his thoughts would be. Like the original article, it seems like sound, logical and experienced advice.
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03-13-2013, 12:27 PM #21
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03-13-2013, 04:22 PM #23
As for bowstring trusses - the tone of the memo from FDNY is such that it would seem that we are just now discovering that they are even weaker than we thought the were.Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
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03-15-2013, 09:12 AM #24
It's been a while since I went through the UL study.. they had a very good interactive guide that we went through as a drill one night.
From what I remember the key thing I took away was that almost all content fires are vent-limited, not fuel or heat. If you vent, the fire is going to get worse.. fast.. unless you're also in a position to control it. I think the one metric was around 200 seconds (3 minutes). That one key concept drives all the other discussion on tactics.. VES, coordinated vent, fast movement of the first line..etc.So you call this your free country
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