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In this five-part series, based on his widely-adopted & bestselling text Collapse of Burning Buildings: A Guide to Fireground Safety, Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn shares his experiences and knowledge about size-up, specific collapse types, patterns that occur, warning signs, and dangers inside as well as outside the structure. Discussion questions are presented at the end of the program.
Truss roofs are the cause of many deaths and serious injuries, and their use is increasing. Part 3: Truss Roof Collapse covers case studies, definitions and terms, lightweight and timber trusses, construction features, conflicting size-ups, and safe operating procedures.
(Originally released on VHS in 1990)