The Unique Fire Risks of “Going Green”
Date & Time
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Green building embodies the worthy goal of minimizing the effect of the built environment on the planet and its occupants. With that concept comes new and different risks that, if not managed, can result in increased chance of structural collapse, faster times to flashover, and fire events that generate more toxic products of combustion. It’s imperative that all members of the fire service understand those risks, so they can manage and mitigate them to the maximum extent. This presentation will look at Green building loss experience, preplanning, the changes in strategies and tactics that are necessary, specialized training and more.