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Legacy Firefighting: A New Take on Old Buildings

Thursday, April 27
This class will discuss legacy buildings, identifying characteristics, hazard identification, and visual decision making cues. The overemphasis on modern buildings and fire environments has resulted in a knowledge gap concerning pre-1940 construction, especially concerning younger members. This class will focus on educating the younger generation of firefighters as well as creating buy-in with the more senior members. Students will view photos, videos, and diagrams of legacy buildings that will be immediately relevant on the fireground.
Christopher Tobin, Firefighter - St. Louis (MO) Fire Department