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Quiz: Test your knowledge of warehouse fire operations

A firefighter’s guide to size-up, ventilation, fire attack – and when to go defensive


Warehouse fires are notoriously complex and dangerous operations for firefighters. Their size alone presents several challenges for crews trying to locate the seat of the fire and determine the best method of attack. Further, preplanning can only go so far, as business owners may have moved new contents into the structure, making it impossible for firefighters to know the full scope of potential hazards.

Read Senior Captain Chris DelBello’s article “Warehouse fires: The big fire that requires big water,” then test your knowledge of warehouse fire size-up, ventilation, fire attack – and when to go defensive.

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