Firefight: Profits, Politics Leave Firefighters at Potentially Deadly DisadvantageFirefighters and contractors remain locked in what may be a deadly fight over money -- specifically, the cost of building a home with potentially life saving features versus the less expensive option of building a home without.
Firefight: High Cost of Safety At Heart of Battle Between Firefighters, ContractorsA major safety battle continues to rage between the men who build homes and those tasked with putting out fires when the unthinkable happens.
Firefight: Lightweight Construction Posing Deadly Risk to FirefightersLoudoun County Fire Capt. Micah Kiger and his team nearly perished in a fast-spreading blaze that destroyed a half-million dollar home on Meadowood Court in 2008.
Firefight: Dangerous Battle Raging Between Contractors, FirefightersIn an area with extensive urban sprawl, homes are being constructed at a blinding pace. However, the materials used to make such quickly erected homes may also pose a major safety hazard.