Passive & Net Zero Buildings do you know what they are?
If not I would like to personally invite you to join me at my 2015 FDIC workshop "Modern Buildings: the Recipe for Firefighter Deaths or Injuries" where we will discuss these types of buildings and much…
Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:00pm
This webinar will cover the results of a study commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to develop a baseline of information on the intersection of “green building” design and fire safety. The study identified gaps and specific research needs associated with understanding and addressing fire risk and hazards with green building design.
Instructor: Brian J. Meacham…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:39am
Spray Foam has struck again!
Back in September I wrote a post to raise awareness of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for the fire service. In this article I referenced that there had been several fires that happen during the application of SPF. By the initial reports it is appearing that a recent mansion fire in Middlebury Connecticut was an attic fire that happened during the…Continue
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:54pm
While there has been much discussion about interior stream vs. exterior or transitional vs. interior fire attack. This short post isn’t about rather you should or shouldn’t. To me there is a time and place for both. However if you decide to make the push interior, door control is essential until you have a charged line with adequate flow.
First arriving officer should assess the position of the front entry door. The officer should be looking for the following:
Front Door: open…Continue
Posted on July 6, 2014 at 7:00pm
Door control has always been a major talking point in any good fire prevention program. Although some how there hasn’t been an emphasis placed on it in the last 10 years or so. Which is why I have become so passionate about it in the last five years or so to bring an emphasis of it in our current fire prevention programs today. Take a look at some outstanding Close The Door messages throughout the years.
Close the Door awareness 1960s:…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments