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Chief Anthony Kelleher's Blog – August 2013 Archive (2)

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Here is another example of business owners expanding their operation upward, when adjacent property isn't available. Although this is good for extra occupancy, especially in a restaurant or bars profitability, it provides for certain obstacles and dangers for firefighters.

As was brought-up (by Jake Rixner) in my previous post about "rear porches", these additions (roof top decks/patios) aren't likely built to code. In a lot of jurisdictions, a roof top deck/patio can't be visible…


Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on August 21, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments


Although this type of construction is routinely found in cities around the United States, it is not all that uncommon to find them in the Main Streets of small town America. has posted photos of rear porches in the past, but this type of configuration continues to pose challenges for operating fire units.

Did you know that…


Added by Chief Anthony Kelleher on August 21, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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