Firefighters must learn to recognize the warning signs and causes of impending collapse, and to prepare themselves for when a collapse does occur. In Video #18: Structural Collapse, Chief John Norman guides you through the tactics and procedures that help keep firefighters safe when dealing with structural collapses, as well as give the best chances of saving those in harm's way.
Among the many issues that Chief Norman discusses are: the history of structural collapse incidents in the fire service; the building classes and the varying dangers of structural collapse associated with those structures; issues that lead to collapse, and the signs to look for when operating on the fire scene; and the establishment of collapse zones to mitigate the chance of being caught in a collapse. The Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics Video Series is based on the best-selling book and study guide by John Norman. Contains live-action footage and 3-D graphics! Narrative shot in High Definition!
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