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8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 238-239
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR
The focus is on the four types of wood-frame construction: post and beam, balloon frame, platform frame, and lightweight wood-frame. Detailed information on the methods and materials used in each of these types of wood frame buildings is presented. The collapse and the fire spread potential are reviewed in detail. ...read more...
Instructor
Paul Dansbach
Fire Marshal
Rutherford (NJ) Bureau of Fire Safety
United States

1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room: 101-102
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

This workshop features a concentrated examination of current and future trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on the green construction building materials, modern building construction methods, risk assessment, and engineered structural and construction systems and their direct relationship on structural firefighting operations, firefighter survivability, and the ...read more...

Instructor
John Shafer
Chief of Training & Safety
Washington Township/ Avon (IN) Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 134-135
Format: Pre-Conference Workshop (Inside) 4 HOUR

Today’s fireground, buildings, and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, collapse, and predicable building performance. Attendees will gain insight into  the fundamentals of building construction, ...read more...

Instructor
Christopher Naum, SFPE
Chief of Training
Command Institute, Washington, DC & NY
United States

10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Room: 107-108
Format: Classroom Session (Single Speaker/1.45 HOUR)

With today’s modern building materials and the growing use of hybrid construction methods, the crucial task of recognizing and identifying the structures we are responding to is becoming increasingly difficult. This class takes a modern spin on identifying these structures. Through the use of photographs and ...read more...

Instructor
James Johnson
Firefighter
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Canada

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