This is the second of a two part series examining the adequacies of current practices documented in the United States Fire Administrations pdf Special Publication Survivability Profiling for Structural Collapse Rescue in 2013. Part I examined fire protection features that may have protected firefighters from the harmful effects of smoke and the resulting injuries and fatalities. Part II will examine the same buildings but this time using data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System NFIRS.
For a complete overview of the data in this report, refer to the Part II document. An Introduction to Understanding FireBattles on Structural CollapseThe United States Fire Administrations SFSI has published multiple reports on the characteristics of fires in the United States Fire Administration USFA. These reports, organized chronologically by region of the country, provide an analysis of incidents by region of the country into five time periods 1999, 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2013.
The reports are part of the FireAtA Glance project, a nationwide effort to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries related to fireground survivability profiling. Since their publication, other fire service organizations, such as the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Fire Service Association, have also issued press releases with summaries of the incidents, and the goal of the reports is to shed some light on the unique challenges during a structural fire. This article will provide a brief overview of each of the reports and provide links to the subsequent reports.Disclaimer: The preceding content was generated by an AI algorithm, trained on millions of points of data scoured from the web. It is constantly updating itself, but while some of the information presented in this article may be true, none of the facts have been verified.