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Long Way Down

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

If It Keeps Tripping, Just Tie it Down

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Nothing like being resourceful with the electric. It keeps tripping the breaker, so let’s just tie it down.

Bulging Walls

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Look at all sides of the building, you never know what you will find.

Fire Stopping Penetrations Part 1

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Make sure fire stopping is intact and done correctly. The protection of penetrations is part of what gives fire walls their rating and prohibits fire spread from one fire area to another.

Who Wired This?

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Check small closets and hidden areas for situations like this. You never know what you’ll find.

Trip to the Hardware Store

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This exit door is not only blocked and not accessible, it is also padlocked so that it cannot be opened.

Who Can Say “Pack Rat”?

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Fire codes, ehhh, who needs them? This is an interesting picture. How many inspections have you been on where a room was so full of stuff that you couldn’t get in to look around. That may be what happened here.  A hoarder comes to mind too. I also like that “everybody” wants to see what […]

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?

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.

Obstructed FDC

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Fire department connections should not be used as trash recepticles.

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