Archive for June2011

FRI 2011

Fire- Rescue International 2011 is just around the corner. Even through it looks like I will not be able to attend this year. I wanted to give a shout out to some friends of mine that will be there. The following are classes that  I would recommend you to try and check out.  These are people I know or have […]

Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department New Green Fire Station

A Clay County fire department is starting construction on a new fire house.

The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department broke ground on the $1.5 million project. Federal stimulus money is paying for most of it. Posey Township collected donations to cover its portion of a quarter-million dollars.

The new fire house will provide more room for newer fire trucks. It will also have living quarters for the volunteers and be energy efficient.

“Thick insulated walls, it’s going to have solar panels to generate some electricity. It’s going to have solar panels to heat some of the water. We’re going to catch all the rain water and use it for geothermal heating and cooling,” says Posey Township Volunteer Fire Chief Larry Tempel.

Expand your fire safety education at no cost.

Expand your fire safety education at no cost.
Become a BUILT FOR LIFE® Fire Department.

It’s challenging to make fire safety education a priority today. Most departments are strapped for time and money, and have a lot of competing responsibilities with limited resources for educational outreach. HFSC created the BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department Program specifically to help departments like yours that want to do more to prevent home fire injuries and deaths, but need some help.

There a farm coming to a rooftop near you soon!

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Rooftop farming is the practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings. Rooftop farming is usually done using hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens. Besides using the allready present space at the roof itself, additional platforms could possibly be created between high-rise buildings called “aero-bridges.