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Sponsored by the Fire Protection Branch of the Engineering Practice Specialty: How Construction, Occupancy, Protection, Exposures (COPE) and Firefighting Tactics Affect the Outcome of a Fire Emergency

Description: Learn how building construction, occupancy, protection and exposure (COPE) combined with the evolving rules of engagement for the fire service impacts the outcome of a fire event in your facility. The COPE factors are assessed during the basic insurance loss control evaluation provided to insurance underwriters and can significantly affect insurability and pricing of your insurance coverage. As building construction changes and fire loading increases, the fire service rules of engagement also evolve in an ongoing effort to improve firefighter safety.
  Instructor(s): Frank J. Baker, CSP, CFPS, ALCM, Employers Security Insurance Company, Noblesville, IN
  Level: I A