Our guest this week is Christopher Naum from the website buildings on fire. Chris is an internationally known expert on the subject and he is carrying on from his mentor Frank Brannigan.
This week we take an overview look of the five types of building construction as defined by NFPA 220, we look at wood frame buildings, and some of the things to be considered.
We also begin a discussion on engineered structural members and how the change the dynamics of what we are currently doing with suppression tactics and discuss how that might have changed from years past. The increase in the ability of these engineered systems allow for increase in the compartment spaces, meaning size and area of the fire compartment and how that has a direct impact on rate of flow.
Buildings On Fire website http://buildingsonfire.com/
NIOSH Website http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/
Command Safety Website http://commandsafety.com/
The Company Officer Website http://thecompanyofficer.com/tag/fire-service-training/