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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.

Heavy Timber and Open Junction Boxes

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These old buildings are almost extinct and most that are still around are not occupied anymore. But, the one’s that are still need to follow the code. Take a look at the heavy timber construction and the open junction boxes.

Who Needs Accessible Exits?

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Don’t let this pass inspection. These blocked doors can be dangerous and impede exiting patrons.

The Ingenuity Files

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Dish soap bottles are now adequate for electrical outlets.

Vertical Fire Stopping

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

Creative Wiring

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Great wiring hard to come by. Who wired this? They did a great job.

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.

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. ┬áSure, 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 […]

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