An article about structural failure. It refers to loss of the load-carrying capacity of a component or member within a structure or of the structure itself. Structural failure is initiated when the material is stressed to its strength limit, thus causing fracture or excessive deformations
Video length: 2 min 38 secs.
An article about the Bowstring truss collapse that injured firefighter. It includes some tips to minimize such occurrences.
An article about the tragic events in the City of Chicago on Wednesday December 22, 2010, when Chicago Firefighter Edward J. Stringer – Engine Co.63 and Firefighter/EMT Corey D. Ankum, Truck Co.34 were killed in the line of duty while operating at a structure fire in an abandoned one-story brick building in the 1700 block of East 75th Street on the City’s South side, exemplifies the demands, challenges and sacrifice that come with responsibilities, duty and sworn obligation that distinguishes the honorable profession of being a firefighter. It includes some illustrations and photos.
An article that discusses about the collapse of bowstring truss roof. Key contributing factors identified in this investigation include: scene management and risk analysis, a well-involved fire in a structure with hazardous construction features, and fire fighters operating within a potential collapse area.
An article about the assessment of a Fire Chief about reason why the World Trade Center building collapsed.
3-page PDF document about the changes that happened caused by the 9/11 attack,
A website that provides safety news and links in relation to the World Trade Center attack.
7-page PDf document about wall collapse dangers. The front wall of a burning building has several deadly fixtures that collapse and kill firefighters.