FRIDAY FORUM: How Should We Then Operate?
This week's Friday Forum argues against using the occupancy status of a structure as a basis for fire attack decisions and emphasizes the importance of searching all buildings, as fires in apparently vacant structures often harm firefighters. Instead, it suggests assessing the structural integrity of the building as the primary metric, considering its ability to withstand fire. Tim, instead, calls for aggressive preplanning to address abandoned buildings that are already unstable, urging city leaders to prioritize their demolition while firefighters remain prepared to respond to fires in such structures.
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