FIR 2304 Week 5 Assignment Journal | columbia-southern-university

FIR 2304 Week 5 Assignment Journal | columbia-southern-university

Unit V Journal


Reflect on the many types of construction you see in your local area or jurisdiction. One should expect that new construction or renovated buildings are relatively safer than older buildings, as they are required to meet current building and fire codes. Nonetheless, they still pose hazards that can affect firefighter safety.

Briefly describe a newer building or structure (may be either new or renovated construction) in your area that you feel poses the greatest hazard to firefighter safety during a fire incident. Tip: Think of that one building or type of building for which you dread getting an alarm. Identify and explain your specific concerns.

Be sure you address whether your concerns are based on the construction type itself or a lack of training or resources in the department for that specific type of construction.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.


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