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Bethlehem Fire Department responds to incident involving solar concentrator

The fire alarm was activated and Hever and WDIY’s Executive Director Bill Dautremont-Smith evacuated WDIY volunteers from the building before the Bethlehem Fire Department arrived and doused the smoldering panel.

Ventilation Crew vs Goats

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I would love to hear the roof report from the crew who found this condition on the roof! LOL Goats feed on oat grass on the roof at Siegel ‘s Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill, IL on Thursday May 24, 2012. | Matt Marton~Sun-Times Media Green Maltese had the privilege to teach about many hazards […]

Fireground Considerations

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I am pleased to annouce another free online training module brought to you by Green Maltese & EngineCO22.net. This training will discuss important fireground considerations that are essential to your success on the fireground. Click on Picture for Training Link: Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer  

Solar Glass

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What is Energy Glass? Energyglass is a transparent, added passive glass system for the collection and production of electricity from light! EnergyGlass™ is a transparent laminated glass system which can be simply integrated into most building window designs to produce electricity. The EnergyGlass™ system continually collects and creates electricity from sunlight, diffused light and artificial […]

NFPA & Green Builder® Media to partner at VISION House®

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has partnered with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living to participate in the VISION House® located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. The innovative exhibitis set to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will […]

Hazards of Modern Roofs FDIC 2012

I would like to invite you to attend my class at FDIC! 🙂 I would be honored to have you present as I reach one of my life long dreams of teaching at FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting. Here a short preview:   The class will examine trends and methods in modern building construction […]

New codes help firefighters fight a fire in Southeast Portland home equipped with solar panels

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Portland Fire  RescueFirefighters knocked down a fire in a house with solar panels — which can’t be turned off — in less than 30 minutes. The panels were installed based on a new code written for just such a situation.Firefighters knocked down a fire in a Southeast Portland home this morning, maneuvering around solar panels […]

Basement Fire Training

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Quick overview of basement fire training Full program with audio and videos: Basement Fires GFD   Enjoy and please share it with others.   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

Trombe Walls

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Since ancient times, people have used thick walls of adobe or stone to trap the sun’s heat during the day and release it slowly and evenly at night to heat their buildings. Today’s low-energy(green) buildings often improve on this ancient technique by incorporating a thermal storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall. Named after […]

Free Green Building Codes 101 Webinar

Green Building Codes 101: Navigating the Standards, Codes, and Rating Systems. This webinar addresses many of the questions about the relationships between green standards, codes, and rating systems. This webinar was developed collaboratively by ICC, USGBC, ASHRAE and AIA. Link: http://media.iccsafe.org/IGCC/GreenBuildingCodes101-flash/Green%20Building%20Codes%20101/player.html   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

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