Avoiding Warehouse Disasters: A 21st Century Approach

Thursday, April 27
This class will offer both fire prevention and firefighting personnel detailed information about how to avoid warehouse disasters. Recent major incidents involving warehouses have highlighted the need for advanced training in assessing warehouse challenges, most notably the capability of sprinkler systems when pitted against the fuel load in the building as well as the operational role of the fire department, including support of the sprinkler system. Building construction details and firefighting hazards are discussed. Preplanning, including the critical partnership between fire prevention and firefighting personnel working together, will be highlighted.
Glenn Corbett, Associate Professor - John Jay College/CUNY, New York City