Without understanding the building-occupancy relationships and integrating;
construction, occupancies, fire dynamics and fire behavior, risk, analysis, the art and science of firefighting, safety conscious work environment concepts and effective and well-informed incident command management, company level supervision and task level competencies…

You are derelict and negligent and “not "everyone may be going home".
How much knowledge and formal training have you had as a Commanding Officer or Company Officer on Building Construction? Have any clue on the performance of Engineered Structural Systems....? Are your strategic plans and tactics aligned with Occupancy Risk and Building Performance Profiles AND the projected fire load/heat release rate? If you think these factors are not important OR you dismiss them as being non-material-think again; They are Mission Critical for firefighter safety and incident mitigation.

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In my city there is a new condominium development in the small downtown area. The development uses lightweight engineered joists and an engineered truss system, the gas lines are plastic, and overlapping living spaces with neighboring units. The common walls have a security/noise barrier with the studs offset. So if a firefighter was trying to get to safety in another unit, they would encounter studs every 8” on center. Worse, the security barrier takes 10-15 strikes of an axe to break through! So many hazards in new construction you can never know enough!

Like my chief always says "when you think you known it all about the fire service, it is time to retire!"
Chris, Even without the previous discussions on those two fires, If I don't know the specific occupancies, I'm going to assume engineered construction in both of them.

Engineered construction is making Transitional attacks look better and better, at least if the fire is autovented.

Using a smooth bore nozzle for a Transitional attack is a nice meld of old-school and new-school tactics.
It's not appropriate on every fire, but it's a good tool set when the problem calls for it.

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