Tag Archives: fire codes

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.

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?

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.

Obstructed FDC

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Fire department connections should not be used as trash recepticles.

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.

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