Forcible Entry Demonstrations
Air-blast Resistant Window Systems
Appendix A Terminology
Opening a building releasing toxic gases and smoke to increase visibility and to reduce
dangers associated with heat and gas buildup. For the purposes of this report, time to
vent was determined by the GSA fire protection representative as the time at which a
large enough opening was made in the windows to allow release of smoke and gas.
Wet glazing refers to windows which have bites augmented by the installation of
structural silicone sealant at the interior side of the window.