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Cut Away of a Green Roof

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It’s hard to say exactly when we might run into something we know little about. Stay in touch with new designs and construction methods. You never know when a goat might fall on your head.

Is It Real? Or Is It Something Worse?

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Solar panels on roofs are not always easy to spot. Can you easily identify them if you were to respond to a fire where the roof had solar panels like these?

Green Construction-A Different Spin

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More information on green buildings and the role fire protection has had and will have in reducing greenhouse gases. Very imformative article on green construction codes.

Green Roofs and Fire Operations

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Let’s try to determine how we would need to change our tactics, if at all, on a green building. This is a house fire like all the others with the exception the roof is a grassy meadow.

Green Roofs

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Green construction will no doubt change the way we operate at these buildings.

How to Vent a Field?

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There is alot of this kind of construction in Western Europe, but it is becoming popular in parts of the U.S. as well.  There obvious concerns for firefighters here.  The load itself, having dirt and grass on the roof system, add water, snow or ice and it is increased even more.  Accessing and staying on a […]

Challenges for Firefighters ON/IN “Green” Buildings

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The day has come and will present itself more often in the future that we will be dealing with issues pertaining to “Green” buildings.  I was on a conference call today and the subject was brought up about “green” construction and codes.  The comment was made, and correctly so in my opinion, that most fire […]