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Fire Officer’s Guide to Today’s Building on Fire
June 21 @ 13:00 - 15:00Free
Presented by: Christopher Naum, Chief, SFCE; Syracuse, NY
Presenting insights on building construction for today’s fire service, the primary objective of this program is to increase awareness and understandings and promote new skillsets in the fundamentals of building construction, architecture, engineering and design, that directly impact firefighting and command operations at structure fires. A discussion of emerging trends in the building constructions systems, occupancy risks, collapse and compromise characteristics, methods and materials, design, fire protection and fire dynamics, related to building anatomy will be presented. The second unique part of the program will consist of a walking tour of the streets of Ocean City and Boardwalk areas reading buildings and developing size up skills looking at a variety of building types, occupancies and risks and vintage/era of structures, discussing operations risks and building hazards in the street.