Fire in the Library

This week a fire in a library of an older building.

1.) What factors such as age, construction type, and layout must be considered during attack?

2.) What would you estimate is the length of the stretch?

3.) Because of the size and area and the occupancy loading will you order additional alarms?

4.) Does salvage operation become any more important because of this occupancy? Often we do not have manpower for salvage, but is it more important here?

5.) What will be your consideration if the fire spreads rapidly into book stacks?

Pete Lamb
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