Structural Firefighting, Systems

What Firefighters Must Know About Fire Protection Systems, Part 2

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By Bill Gustin Fire and building codes can be very dry information for fire suppression personnel who would rather focus on firefighting tactics. Codes and standards, such as those published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), however, have an enormous effect on fire operations and can significantly influence firefighting tactics. Scenario 1 A fire breaks out in apartment 1503 in a 23-story waterfront condominium. This is high-end real estate; each luxury unit measures at least 1,200 square feet. First-arriving companies observe light smoke from the balcony. Firefighters, equipped with forcible entry tools and 200 feet of 1¾-inch hose, check the fire alarm annunciator panel to verify the fire’s location, the 15th floor, and recall the elevators to the lobby by placing them in Phase I firefighter service. When the elevators arrive in the lobby, members place one of them in Phase 2 operation and ascend to the 13th floor,…

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