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P.J. Norwood's Blog – May 2014 Archive (2)

Controlling the Flow Path and Door Control

Co-written by P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray

By this point we have not found anyone that does not debate the importance door control. Heck, we have been preaching door control during fire prevention talks for many years. We just never tied it into our tactical mind set outside of trying to keep fire in its compartment. Truck company firefighters have been practicing door control during search and VES for many years!

Understanding and realizing we need to control the door for many…


Added by P.J. Norwood on May 28, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Size Up Dilemma

My departments size up and building descriptions have always been relatively straightforward; one story, two story, taxpayer, garden apartment etc.

Architects have used their creativity; FEMA has adopted guidelines, consumers have requested more. This has all drove the construction of today away from the standard straightforward size up’s.

Recently, we experienced a fire in a private dwelling that was under construction. The original home was destroyed by hurricane Irene. The…


Added by P.J. Norwood on May 12, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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