In this episode I interview Ryan Pennington about his new book Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters. This book is the first to address the topic of heavy content conditions and the challenges they face for first responders.
Length: 56 minutes.
The latest Book from Ryan Pennington, Hoarder Homes: Pile of Hazards for Firefighters is a culmination of three years of research into fires that occur inside homes filled with large amounts of belongings. Compulsive Hoarding Disorder is a psychological mental condition that affects between 2-5% of adults. With the number of afflicted growing so is the chances of firefighters having to deal with this issue.
The book covers:
- Introduction to Compulsive Hoarding Disorder
- Dangers faced by firefighters
- Identifying and Pre-Planning hoarding
- Introduced to a new name for hoarding
- Offensive Fire attack
- Defensive attack
- Searching in Hoarding conditions
- Special additional chapter covers EMS response in Hoarding Conditions.
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