Attic & Cockloft Fires: The Dangers Overhead
Date & Time
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
From a firefighting point of view, an attic or cockloft is a very dangerous area inside of the building. Many firefighters are killed and injured battling these upper floor fires. The significance of an event in this space can overwhelm many first-arriving resources. This class is designed to aid the first-arriving company in operating safely at an incident involving an attic, cockloft or void space. Topics include defining an attic or cockloft, dangers involving these spaces, stairs and trap door entry points, construction and storage issues, the occupant factor and more.