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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.

TV vs. Emergency Lights

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You have to look kind of hard to find the emergency features you need to check while on inspections.

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.

Obstructed FDC

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Fire department connections should not be used as trash recepticles.

Green Roofs

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

Lunch Break Table

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Exits must be accessible, not only for patrons and employees, but for you if you need to get out while fighting a fire.

Importance of Exits

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Saving lives is our business and making sure that these situations don’t happen may save more lives than you know if a fire would happen here.

Exit Access

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If a large group of people were using the stairs to exit this building, this cart would no doubt have a profound affect on their ability to escape. This would easily cause bodies to be stacked up on each other and the numbers injured and killed would likely be from crush injuries and not smoke […]

Roosevelt Hotel Fire 1963

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The ballroom held many events and this night hosted a paThe  fire started in the ballroom and was said to have started from a discarded cigarrette but it actually began in the ceiling from faulty wiring.rty after the Gator Bowl.  This hotel was one of only two luxury hotels in Jacksonville, FL at the time. […]

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