BLDG III

1.

 

There has been a tremendous amount of information provided by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding fire behavior that has led to changes in strategy and tactics during fireground operations. Please describe some of the most important information provided through this research and how has your department implemented this information into department operations.

 

2.

 

Detail the products of combustion and the correlation between these products and firefighter safety, both during an incident and during salvage and overhaul of the structure. List and explain the safety measures that should be in place to ensure that firefighters are not affected by these products?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

3.

 

Explain the stages of fire and the relation to fire resistance and flame spread. Describe suppression tactics during each one of these stages and the hazards firefighters should be aware of during the growth and spread of the fire. What are your concerns with respect to the building itself and how can the information provided from fire resistance and flame spread benefit firefighters during suppression activities?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.