New building materials causing increase in firefighter deaths nationwide

NCMA eNews
November 21, 2018

A new construction trend of using cheaper materials to build homes faster is putting lives in peril, and even killing some of our country's bravest. According to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's fire chief, it could cost his firefighters their lives. "Locally there was an elderly lady that was killed in a house fire in a local township. It was the result of a collapse and it was a lightweight construction. The home was less than two years old", said Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline. "That lightweight construction is what has killed firefighters from across this country because it is so quick and prone to collapse", said Enterline. According Chief Enterline, out of all 50 states Pennsylvania ranks third when it comes to fire deaths. To read more, click here.