Fire officers have many decisions to make when they approach a scene - decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. Pre-incident information gives fire officers the advantage of knowing what to expect when they arrive at a fire. In this definition guide to fireground size-up. Turpack gives firefighters an in-depth and expanded review of 15 size-up points to help them make decisions that are efficient, effective, and safe. In each different type of building referenced, Turpack covers the following points: Construction concerns Occupancy Apparatus & Staffing Life hazard Terrain Water supply Auxillary appliances & Aides Street conditions Weather Exposures Area Location & Extent of Fire Time Height Special considerations. Contents: The Fifteen Points of Size-Up Private Dwellings Multiple Dwellings Taxpayers/Strip Malls and Stroes Garden Apartments and Townhouses Row Frames and Brownstones Churches Factories, Lofts and Warehouses High-Rises Vacant Buildings.