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The Ingenuity Files

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Dish soap bottles are now adequate for electrical outlets.

Burnt Breakers

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Burnt or melted breakers indicate overloads or other major electrical problems.

Know Your Buildings

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Boarded up windows can disorient and block our means of egress when in a fire. Know your buildings and always take a tool with you when enterior dangerous areas, like any interior operations.

Vertical Fire Stopping

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Fire stopping is crucial to maintain fire rated floor, ceiling and wall assemblies.

Identifying RTU’s From the Interior

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Take care to look above you and identify RTU from the interior.

What’s Above You?

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What is lurking on the roof? It could come crashing down on you.

Thomas Hotel Fire, 1961

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Simple oversights on fire inspections could make a difference in an emergency. Be thorough and enforce the fire codes.

2×4’s for Locks

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Great use of a 2×4! Someone thought its was a good idea to put a 2×4 in the door to keep it locked. But, it will also do a good job of keeping people in during a fire. If it is dark and people are panicked, that board could cause some big problems. The board […]

Lending a Hand?

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This is not good! This is when getting out in the neighborhood really pays off.  Sure, someone could notify you about this, but it is so much better when you just stumble across something like this. I don’t know how this was discovered, but some firefighters thought enough of it to snap some photos. Getting […]

Long Way Down

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Jump for it. These exits may require some agility to escape from.

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