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    Default Great training video....Roof construction.

    This is a must see video for new or current Firefighters. Everyone should have an idea or be up to speed on residential roof construction.

    Please check this out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdFLuhxGHps

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    Thumbs up Yeah.................

    Brett, Good call Bro. Thanks
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    Harve- Thanks.

    PS- I have this video if anyone wants it. Please PM me.

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    I'd like to see how confident that Fat F*ck from the builders assoc. would be if we had him VESing a bed room over a 1st floor involved in fire.

    I wonder what kind of building materials are in his house where his ugly wife and overweight kids live? Wanna bet they aren't this cheap azz garbage that they are selling in most new homes?

    FTM-PTB

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    There is a house just down the street from me that was built using lightweight truss for the roof, OSB for the exterior sheathing and each floor is supported by these engineered plywood beams.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Lightbulb Yeah............

    We have a lot of Lightweight Construction here, AND we have Sprinklers as well. The Lightweight/Sprinkler thing may be a tradeoff, one is OK if using the other. BUT, With the "Manufactured Wood" Structural members being covered with Sheetrock or Hardwood Flooring, there isn't any water from the sprinklers getting to them. I have had the unsettling experience of arriving at a Sprinklered Building just as Fire broke thru the Roof. Unheated, Unoccupied, Unusable space isn't sprinklered, So Attics, Crawl Spaces, Floor Joist Voids, etc will burn without intervention until we do something, if we have time to act before collapse occurs.
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