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In Honor of Captain Ralph Stott “Beware of Parapet Walls”

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Fifteen years ago today marks the date that Terre Haute (In) Captain Ralph Stott lost his life in a commercial building fire.   Before we go into reviewing Parapet Walls. I would like to share a special first hand account of the horrific event that night by my good friend and survivor Captain  Russell Feuquay. The […]

Entire House Framed with Engineered Wood

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If you have been a firefighter for very long, you are probably aware of firefighter’s concerns with engineered wood and how it performs under fire conditions. The use of engineered wood products has grown significantly in recent decades. According to APA–The Engineered Wood Products Association, engineered wood components saw their first commercialization in the 1960s […]

Looking at modern construction features in honor of Lt. Arnie Wolff

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In this post we will honor the loss of Lt. Arnie Wolff and the sacrifice of Firefighter Jo Brinkley-Chaudoir. By examining this incident in detail, we will discover lessons that will we can share with others. Incident Summary: At 12:24 PM on August 13, 2006 the Green Bay Fire Department (GBFD) was dispatched to a […]