Photos by Brian Butler/Rob Dooley
A few years ago while doing a fire preplan at an old parking garage downtown in our first due, we discovered the seven deck parking garage had no standpipe. So every year, we conduct a…Continue
Added by Brian D Butler on May 10, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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Part 2 of basement fires will branch out to cellars and basements in commercial taxpayers, garden apartments, brownstones, rowhomes, and structures on slopes and hills. For part 1, click here.
Obviously, there are some similarities between residential and…Continue
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Fires in parking garages are rare incidents, which is why we should prepare for them by conducting fire preplans. A vehicle fire inside of a parking garage may seem like a simple job, until you arrive to find two cars burning on the top deck under solar panels with no standpipe, or an O.O.S (out of service) FDC.
Most fires in parking garages are burning vehicles. These PG fires can be…Continue
Added by Brian D Butler on February 10, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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Every minute of the day brings the potential for a machinery rescue response. Think about it, how many vehicle extrications are there in the U.S. every single day? How many rings are cut off by rescue companies and emergency room personnel every single day? How many kids get their fingers stuck in toys, bicycle parts, or their head stuck between railings every single day? If we put vehicle extrication aside,…Continue
Added by Brian D Butler on February 8, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments
By Brian Butler
We are currently starting to see more photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roofs in urban area housing, especially in New Jersey which has the most solar panels per square mile in the U.S. PV solar panels will be problematic when performing roof ventilation and ladder placement. In…Continue