BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & FACADE COLLAPSE
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Building Construction & Facade Collapse is the third in a series of videos
based on firefighting, search, rescue and survival. FDVT will bring you experts
from all over the nation, narrated by Vincent Dunn, Deputy Chief in the FDNY.
An author, lecturer, and contributing editor of Fire Engineering Magazine and
Firehouse Magazine. Chief Dunn is a recognized expert on fireground training.
Instructor's Guide: this video is designed for use in a classroom or firestation.
Course Guide: Building Construction & Facade Collapse
Session Topic: How to identify facade collapse dangers during a structural fire
and how to safely extinguish a fire.
Type of Instruction: lecture, video, discussion and written test.
Additional Reading: Essentials of Firefighting, IFSTA, Chapter 15; Building Construction
For The Fire Service, Brannigan, N.F.P.A., Chapter I; Collapse of Burning Buildings,
Dunn, Fire Engineering, Chapters 2 &5; Handbook of Fire Protection, N.F.P.A.,
Section 5, Chapter 9, p. 132 & 150; Section 6, Chapter 3. Training Aids: blackboard,
chalk, television and video recorder.
Note. instructor should use the Lesson Plan as a study guide for a lecture. Then
the video should be shown. Next use the Questions for Discussion to obtain a group
response to the video. Finally, the Quiz should be used to evaluate the information
1.The facade is a front wall of a building and includes the following:
a. a parapet wall
b. a marquee or advertising sign
c. a canopy
d. a cornice
a. A parapet wall is a continuation of an exterior wall above the roof level.
b. A marquee is a large metal structure attached over the entrance of a theatre
It is used to display information about the show or store.
c. A canopy is a cloth, wood or metal covering over a building entrance designed
to protect people from weather.
d. A cornice is a horizontal ornamental construction along the entire front wall
of a building near the top.
3. The history of facade collapse:
a. A canopy collapse in Chicago during a fire in a stockyard building killed 22
firefighters in 1910.
b. A marquee collapse in New York City during a fire in a furniture store killed
c. A parapet wall collapse in Altoona Pennsylvania during a fire in an electric
storehouse killed a firefighter.
d. During a fire in a row of stores a cornice collapse killed a firefighter in
Los Angles County, California.