Commercial Building Fire Operations

Commercial building fires present tremendous dangers to responding firefighters, ranging from building construction to fire loads to fire behavior. A 2020 NFPA report showed “there were 3.0 fireground deaths per 100,000 nonresidential structural fires from 2014 to 2018, compared to 2.7 fireground deaths per 100,000 residential structural fires.” Firefighters must realize they cannot simply apply their residential fire attack tactics to these commercial fires. Attendees will analyze commercial fire statistics, building construction challenges, hazards found within these structures, fire behavior studies, initial incident priorities and action plans, forcible entry techniques, fire attack tactics, ventilation methods, and more.


Jonathan Hall
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM