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Joseph Pronesti's Blog – May 2015 Archive (3)

Fireground Simulation...... The Multi-Family

Good Morning,

I will attempt to post a simulation every week, this first one is a working fire in a multi-family residential, the fire is called in as a porch fire but while en route you are updated to a more serious condition of possible people trapped.

Building Facts:

Built Early 1900s

Balloon or Platform 

Multiple Apartments

Residence is a common response address for your department re: EMS go ahead and make up what ever…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on May 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

An Overlooked,but possibly easy access below your "Main Streets".....The Showroom Bumpout

Back before super stores, mega malls and big box stores, consumers in many towns purchased their clothing and household goods from stores located on respective “Main Streets”. These stores had large display windows that advertised what shoppers could find once inside (Think Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story staring at his Red Rider BB Gun). Because many of these Ordinary Constructed Type III structures were built specifically as retail these display cases had what best…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on May 25, 2015 at 2:14pm — No Comments

A modern issue in a legacy residence......Venting The Stairway Landing Window

When I became a firefighter twenty-seven years ago my father who spent thirty years on the job in the same town offered me a bit of advice when fighting fires in our town's residential structures, when fighting an upper floor or attic fire a good engine company making the advance with the initial attack line will take the stairway landing window(s) to vent and in turn make the the…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on May 19, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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