PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE: “Weighing” in on Building Construction
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Determining a building’s characteristics, construction type, and materials in the early stages of an incident, combined with a thorough understanding of how a building reacts to fire and heat, is a priority at every building fire. This program will include an in-depth review of the building “types” and the hazards associated with each as well as the methods and materials used during construction. From lightweight and engineered materials to often overlooked hazards, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how these items will impact firefighting operations making this program beneficial for everyone from the new firefighter to the chief officer.