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How long after reaching flashover can lightweight wood construction fail?
5 minutes after fire exposure.
page 14
How long after reaching flashover can heavier bowstring trusses fail?
8 minutes after fire exposure.
page 14
How long after reaching flashover can unprotected steel trusses fail?
5 minutes after serious fire impingment.
page 14
What is and how is a time mark system used?
Dispatch nitifies IC every ten minutes into an incident.
page 14
What three purposes does IC report serve?
1 Allow superior officers to monitor conditions in office or while responding.
2 Keep incoming companies informed of potential problems and actions that may be required upon there arrival.
3 Forces IC to recognize passage of time, and requires him to evaluate what progress is or is not being made.
page 14
Construction, first how does compartmentalization affect fire spread?
Large area allows opportunity for quick fire spread, compartmenalization slows fire spread.
page 14
Construction, second how does a building contribute to fire load?
Older wood construted buildings made of heavy timber constitute a heavy fire load. Metal add little or nothing to the fire load. Exception are buildings with metal deck roofs, the tar can be heated and drip through holes raining fire ball down below.
page 14, 15
Construction, third what problems do hidden voids present?
Fire can travel from one part of the building to another through hidden voids such as cocklofts, pipe chases, channel rail voids.
page 15
What is the fourth concern with construction?
The ability of a building to resist collapse when threatened by fire.
page 15