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Cleveland School Fire of 1923

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That night 77 people lost their lives at a school event that should have ended with celebration and refreshments. Instead the community was tasked with finding the bodies of those who did not make it out.

Addresses on Inspections

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Then I look at my list and see the same numerics on another inspection form with a different business name. This is what I find…..

Light Fixtures?

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Now, let’s say that you get a call for an “odor of” or something similar that makes you check the attic. You pop open the hatch and here you have this.

Light Weight Strip Malls

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As you look at this building you can see that it seems to be a series of stores or spaces in a commercial building. Most likely a strip mall type building.

More Fire Stopping–Puddy

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If the fire puddy or caulk is not completely around the cables or conduit, when the puddy/caulk is heated and expands, there will be a void on the side that the cable or conduit is touching the side of the pipe or sleeve

Making I-joists More Dangerous

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This is a weak spot in this floor and will sag. It will fail much faster if contacted with fire.

Old Building Systems

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As you can see from the picture, these wires are still in use with these old ceramic insulators.

Fire Stopping Sleeve

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

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.

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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