Although we all have these in our areas, we need to occasionally take a look at these occupancies and discuss and prepare for the hazards contained in these buildings.
As we can see in this picture, the car lift is holding a vehicle in the air. We know that when they close, these cars remain elevated.
Most of the time this is not an issue, but when a fire happens or if the area fills with smoke, it can be dangerous for firefighters entering the building.
There are also floor level and pit hazards that need to be identified and planned for. These should be identified during inspections and pre-planning surveys.
Be aware and stay familiar with your area and the buildings that you will be responding to.
Stay safe and look at these buildings before they burn.