I feel vertical ventilation made it worse in this case. When the gases ignite there is a huge increase in thermal output, which may increase the weakening of the structure (earlier collapse), increase further structural fire involvement…"
Here's my opinion based on tactics that would commonly be used down under. The house is well involved with several horizontal ventilation openings (c and d side). The windows are boarded up suggesting (but not conclusively)…"
Grad. Institute Fire Engineers, Diploma Urban Fire & Rescue Operations, NZIM Diploma in Management
I joined the NZ Fire Service (a national Fire Service) in 1987 as a volunteer. After a 6 year career in the police, I became a career firefighter and have since worked in 3 districts within the North Island of New Zealand. I'm curently an Assistant Area Commander/Manager in the Wellington Area of New Zealand.
Hi Mike , sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I will be at work either 9/28 or 29. The chief might be at work on10/3 or 4. He's in Alaska before that,so nothing I can do about that. Let me know which day works out best for your schedule and we'll put something together. I'll speak to you soon. Stay Safe Mike, Fraternally, Mike S...
Hi Mike it's Mike Scotto. Yes L.58 is a tower ladder. We can discuss anything you would like regarding ops. I look forward to you visiting. I will be at the Firehouse Expo this weekend giving a lecture on vacant private dwellings. I'll speak to you soon. Stay Safe Mike...
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