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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.  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.

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.

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. […]

Inspections

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As you can see, this is a huge obstacle for those wanting to get out of that door.  I have had companies do inspections and when I asked about the exterior, especially the rear of the building, I would get blank stares. It is important to check out the exterior in particular where the exit […]

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