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The building construction resource page includes important information about how structures are designed and how such construction factors affect building strength, likelihood of collapse, interior layouts and other issues that could compromise firefighter safety.

Divers from multiple agencies are using sonar and infrared technology in the search for survivors
Five considerations for first-arriving crews to prevent the situation from deteriorating
A mayday was transmitted after a collapse trapped Baltimore County firefighters
One firefighter was injured, nine residents displaced by the fire in Chinatown
Columns in the Surfside collapse that killed 98 people did not meet 1980s standards
Employees told a supervisor about beams “bowing” the day before the fatal collapse
An outside-in fire extended into the attic space of a row of Whitehall townhomes
Bill the the Colorado House would allow single-stair developments to reach up to five stories
First things first: You do not get to cut holes anymore!
Know the construction methods, decking types and design approach that could impact your rooftop operations
Firefighters from several FDs worked to contain the fire to the end unit of the Clinton strip mall
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
The Clark County apartment site fire burned for five days before being extinguished
First responders in New London faced a significant roof collapse at the Engaging Heaven Church
The complaint states an unpermitted addition allowed fire to spread, “creating a trap” for Firefighter Jonathan Flagler
Firefighters faced two large fires involving apartments under construction in Aurora
More than 25 complaints were lodged against the building last month alone, per city records
Firefighters scoured the debris using buckets, power tools and heavy equipment to ensure no one was trapped
Orange County firefighters used master streams and helicopter water drops to fight a large, wooden hangar fire
A coordinated effort involving several departments saved a construction worker pinned by a foundation collapse
A Chicago firefighter was injured after falling through a floor in a South Side blaze
Firefighters avoided injury when the steeple of the 100-year-old church collapsed
“If that wall had fallen 2 seconds earlier, we very likely would have paralyzed firefighters, if not worse,” Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo said
U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell presided over the event that focused on current problems in the fire service
Video shows when the top floor of the Old Havana building collapsed while firefighters inside were doing a search
Fire in the Mattapan building under renovation had extended to an occupied home
Sacramento firefighters faced a second roof over a challenging “center hallway” complex in the two-story building
Investigators say the report on the Surfside collapse that killed 98 people in 2021 might be completed next year