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Company Discussion: Vacant Building

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We need to plan for and be prepared for fires in vacant buildings. How do you approach these and do you do anything different with these buildings?

Garden Hose Conduit

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Stay alert on the fire ground and be aware of your surroundings. Not expecting the unexpected could be a shocking experience.

Showdown In MS

Anti-sprinkler legislation is stopped in Mississippi!

Company Discussion Series

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Get your crew together and make your assignments. There’s a fire and we need to make assignments.

Fire Stopping Sleeve

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Fire stopping sleeves keep fire wall ratings intact and allow penetrations to be protected.

Secondary Searches

When performing secondary searches, be methodical and thorough. You never know who might be hiding from the smoke and flames.

Building Collapse: Are You Thinking?

No the indicators of collapse and stay alert. Know your collapse zones and stay out them if indicators are noted. Collapsing buildings will kill firefighters. Stay safe.

Painted Sprinkler Heads

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Doing a thorough inspection on remodels could prevent something like this. This is a safety issue for both the occupants and firefighters.

Secondary Means of Escape

Operating on the roof during a building fire requires us to have a secondary means of escape. This will likely be the responsibility of crews on the ground. But, if resources are such, the vent team may need to place both sets of ladders prior to making the roof.

Bare Wires and Styrofoam

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Bare wires and Styrofoam don’t mix. Don’t let this kind of wiring go on inspections. Stay alert out there.

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