Take the Heavy Risk Out of Lightweight Construction
Date & Time
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The advent of lightweight wood components has expanded the curriculum of what we must learn to operate safely and effectively on the fireground. Attendees can expect active discussions on nomenclature, structural hierarchy, common hazards and tactics that will help identify the use and locations of lightweight components within buildings. Education and identification are paramount when dealing with buildings using lightweight components and simply writing them all off is not the answer. Understanding these materials and how they will affect interior operations is imperative regardless of rank, making this session valuable for everyone from the new firefighter to the chief officer.