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Fire Development in Modern Buildings

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When was the last time you had a fire behavior class? If you were honest it has probably been several years and most likely half of the class slept or paid very little attention because most firefighters like hands on drills were they can tear up stuff. Those that have done fire behavior training recently […]

Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL study

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?             What are the safety hazards with PV? What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present? How do I secure utilities on a PV system? These are just a few questions you should pose to every firefighter next shift or training meeting. Photovoltaic (PV) is a method of […]

Green Roofs in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Greetings to all, This post is dedicated  to all brothers and sister firefighters but especially those in Indianapolis, Indiana the home of FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting 🙂 MAYOR ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION ON INDIANAPOLIS CITY PROPERTY Project Addresses Drainage Issues and Creates Community Space INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard today announced […]

First National Green Building Code Approved!

For the first time, the US has a national green building code. The International Green Construction Code (IgCC), approved last week after two years of development, applies to all new and renovated commercial buildings and residential buildings over three stories high. The historic code sets mandatory baseline standards for all aspects of building design and […]

Sprinkler Use Decisioning Web tool

Below you will find some excellant information sent to me by Mike Love.   Hi Folks: I have been digging around at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) looking for reports and work they have completed that may be of assistance to fire marshals in promoting fire and life safety. One item I […]

First Green LEED Fire Station in Oklahoma

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  NORMAN — An open space flooded with light, a sparkly quartz compound countertop in a spacious kitchen, and a family-size wooden table are the first things that greet the firefighters in their second home at Norman fire station No. 8, and it’s green, too. The station recently received notification that it has received LEED […]

Colorado is the First Market for Launch of the Revolutionary DOW POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingle

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This post is dedicated to my brother and sister firefighters from Colorado.

Solar shingles are solar panels incognito. Instead of mounting on your roof, they become your roof or integrate seamlessly with the existing roof shingles.

Precast Concrete Wall Panels

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Energy-efficient AG Wall Systems from Superior Walls offer a fast way for builders to construct above grade building applications for houses and commercial projects.   Superior Walls®, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient precast foundation systems, now offers precast concrete wall panels specifically designed for use in above grade applications. The AG™ Wall Systems allow builders […]

D.C. Fire Stations To Install Green Roofs

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The beginnings of a green roof growing on the roof of the fire station of D.C. Fire Department’s Engine Company 12.

Indianapolis International Airport solar farm

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Local firms will play key part in creation of one of the largest airport solar farms in North America INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) announced today that it has selected ET Energy Solutions, LLC to develop a solar farm on Indianapolis International Airport property. The company is a joint venture (JV) between three […]

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