When entering a building during an emergency response, firefighters have to make
quick and precise decisions in order to mitigate the situation and stay safe. In this
classroom presentation, Nick Papa discusses how to properly size-up a building to
understand what you may experience once on the inside. Papa walks through sizeup,
various building features, identifying rooms, styles of private dwellings, and what
to do when you are lost and disoriented.
Nick Papa is a lieutenant with the City of New Britain (CT) Fire Department, where
he has served for over 11 years. Prior to joining the NBFD, he volunteered in a
neighboring suburb - becoming a second-generation firefighter. Nick is an FDIC
classroom instructor and a contributor to Fire Engineering.