I Blogged last (February 5th. to be exact) on "How do you know when it's getting too hot when you are inside a fire building"? I extend the question!
God Love Billy Goldfeder! He sends out his "Secret List" and as we all should be aware, most of us are dying responding to and returning from incidents. If you look at the list of other ways we are dying and getting hurt "really bad", collapses of floor assemblies is at the top of the list.
Many are as a result of fires involving engineered I-beams (If you don't know what those are, find out!) or other light-weight truss assemblies. Some are as a result of unknown "working" fires below involving the the floor assemblies firefighters are crawling on.
Now I go back to the question of January and to a related question. With bunker pants and a requirement to wear approved gloves, "HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE FLOOR YOU ARE CRAWLING ON IS BECOMING WEAKENED BY FIRE?" What do you personally do to monitor the "sponginess" and heat build-up of the floor you are crawling on? Please give the younger generation, your thoughts and practices so they stay safe. Please tell me because I pretty much never had that problem. When I fought fires I used 3/4 length pull up boots and wore leather unlined gloves and could tell heat changes through the glove.