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Challenges and risk factors encountered by firefighters

Lightweight construction-faster collapsed time.
Obsolete construction or materials for building
Building constructed of materials that look like something else. EX vinyl looks like wood
Numerous renovations
Remodeling that results in multiple layers of building space, roofing or floors


Any affect a structure must be designed to resist forces such as gravity wind quakes soil or exerted on the building



Whenever a fire occurs in the building, a potential exists for each of the following affects

Death or injury of building occupants and firefighters enter. Destruction of the contents of the building. Ignition of the building itself. Partial or total collapse of building. Extension of fire two other exposures.