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Influence of Building Construction

June 21 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Instructed by: Chief Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Chief of Training, Command Institute| Center for Fireground Leadership Technical Consultant, NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program Fire Protection & Management Consultant – New York

Premieres Jun 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

The Impact of Building Construction on Todays’ Fireground cannot be understated. Building Construction is as fundamental to Structural Firefighting as Water is to Fire Suppression but has become relegated to a lower level of operational significance and importance. Today more than ever, understanding and comprehending building construction and its anatomy and the effects of fire dynamics on fire suppression operations is a must. Building Construction, Occupancy Risks along with Building Anatomy and the Predictability of Building Performance under fire conditions have a profound influence on the management of operations, identification of tactical protocols, and deployment of resources. Understanding key inherent building performance characteristics and their relationships and variables in Command Decision-making methodologies and practices is fundamental to firefighting and incident management on today’s evolving and demanding fire ground.

Classes / dates & times are subject to change, if necessary.