While the decline of the steel industry saw the destruction-of many communities in the valley it did not touch Oakmont which has always been an influential community.
So one has to wonder when a 150 year old all wooden historic church was accidentally caught on fire
apparently by pavement workers that the Fire Dept did not deploy a CAFS System.
Compressed Air Foam .
You can even use dawn Dish detergent to make cheap foam as well we did it a couple times when I was with Penn hills dept. when we had a hard time getting a fire out on a house boat at a marina in Verona and a shack in the woods . The soap again acts as a suffocating agent sealing out oxygen .
But until you have fire depts willing to deploy new methods and tactics and spending their budgets to try this new technology its going to be slay the dragon and continuing firefighter deaths.