Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout: Examining Basement Fires

Fire Engineering

Fire Engineering - Join the panel this week as they look deeper into basement fires. They will shed some light on the difficulties and tactics for a fire on a lower floor of a large home that looks like a one story from the street but is actually three stories when viewed from the rear.    

Additional points for discussion:

· Tests conducted at basement fires at Governor’s Island
· Early collapse of floors supported by lightweight wood “I” joists and parallel chord trusses
· Tests on lightweight floor assemblies conducted by UL and the Chicago Fire Dept.
· Alternative tactics; such as window attack, advancing via an outside basement entrance, cutting exterior walls and rim boards, cutting floors and deployment of high expansion foam

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Bill Gustin, Captain, Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department
Mike Dugan, Captain (Ret.), Fire Department of New York

Clark Lamping, Captain, Clark County (NV) Fire Department
Jason Hoevelmann, Battalion Chief, Florissant Valley (MO) Fire Protection District
Daryl Liggins, Captain, City of Oakland (CA)
Dan Shaw, Battalion Chief, Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department
Sam Hittle, Lieutenant, Wichita (KS) Fire Department


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