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  1. Officer Development Type III Legacy Buildings Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  2. Intro “Just like every community has modern construction, these same communities have some buildings that have been up for quite a long time.” Deputy Chief Jason Hoevelmann Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  3. The Building • Type III (Ordinary Const): • Load Bearing Exterior Masonry Walls • Wood Joists, roofs & girders with interior support members being wood as well. • Usually no more than four-stories tall due to thickness of the exterior walls Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  4. The building cont. • Remodel • Void spaces are a common problem due to the ease of remodel. • Basements • Many have basements that are not accessible from the exterior. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  5. The building cont. • Roofs • Typically flat or a slight slope from front to back • Expect parapet walls on the front but small to none on the other three sides. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  6. The occupancies • Occupancy: • Many have storefronts with living areas above. • There will be floor loads that were not considered when originally built • Keep your perspective and be prepared. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  7. Fireground ops • Pre-Plan: • Know your way in before you arrive. • Know what’s in the building before you arrive. • Understand how much hose you’ll need and what resources you’ll need to do it. • Will you need to make access to adjacent bldgs. To accomplish some tactics? Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  8. Fireground ops cont. • Apparatus Placement: • Strategically from the outset. • Stay out of collapse zones. • Location of best water supply. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  9. Fireground ops cont. • Door Control: • Don’t break out large windows/doors without a very good reason, especially if crews are inside. • Keep the opening clear for easier hose advancement. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  10. Fireground ops cont. • Ladders: • Throw as many as you can, as soon as you can. • Exterior canopies may be problematic. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  11. Fireground ops cont. • Big Fire – Big Water: • Get big water on the fire fast. • Consider 2 ½” hoseline only if you have the staff to deploy them efficiently. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  12. observations • Things to look for: • Cracks in the bricks • Smoke from the mortar • Drop Ceilings • Exterior Canopies • Protect interior stairwells • Are we making noticeable progress??? Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  13. Summary • Type III Legacy buildings are ever changing and always challenging. • Study up on yourbuildings, their hazards and youroperations. Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development

  14. Resources • How to attack Type III Legacy Buildings • Jason Hoevelmann • Deputy Chief • Sullivan, Missouri Prosser Fire District 3 - Officer Development