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Air Management & More

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Greetings to all, This “post” will not be about Green Construction however I wanted to take the time and share some other things I am also involved with. My good friend Christopher Huston from EngineCo22 and I have partnered on another project. This project is a web site we developed call Fire Training Toolbox. Fire Training Toolbox was […]

Live Online Radio tonight!

To all my Brothers & Sisters and friends! Make sure to tune in tonight night when the Engine House Training Guys talk to Brian Kazmierzak and Christopher Huston and John Shafer about the Training Officer process. 9/26 at 7:30 EST. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio/2012/09/26/episode-366-engine-house-training  

New NIST Laboratory to test Net-Zero Home

The following information was released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): NIST Unveils Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility to Improve Testing of Energy-Efficient Technologies In a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, the U.S. Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home […]

Fire Training Toolbox

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Greetings to all, I am very excited to tell you about the newest endeavor we have started. Many of the training officers around me already knew that I would do a monthly group email to my list of training folks. Sharing what training outlines and such that I have developed for that month for my […]

Cold Formed Steel

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Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) is the common term for products made by rolling or pressing thin gauges of sheet steel into goods. Cold-formed steel goods are created by the working of sheet steel using stamping, rolling, or presses to deform the sheet into a usable product. Cold worked steel products are commonly used in all areas […]

New St. Paul Fire HQ Has Green Roof

St. Paul’s new Fire Department Headquarters and Station 1 opened on September 10, 2010. The Headquarters is the first city-owned building to feature an environmentally-friendly green roof. Chief Tim Butler and architect Loren Abraham tell about the advantages of this unique new facility. Just a reminder that Green Maltese has a Submit A Green Firehouse page where […]

Safe Building Codes Incentive Act

  A bi-partisan bill seeking support from public safety aims to reduce loss of life and damages after disasters. A hearing for the Safe Building Codes Incentive Act is set for this Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. and will be webcast live. The Safe Building Code Incentive Act would create a financial incentive for […]

Green Construction & Building a Brighter Future

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Before I share a special guest article.I would like to invite everyone to join me this Friday at Firehouse Expo@Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, MD I am very excited and honored to be teaching this year. Green Building Construction For The Fire Service 7/20/2012 12:00:00 PM Room 343 Description: This presentation will examine various green buildings and […]

WHAT ARE SIPs?

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SIPs is an acronym for Structural Insulated Panel. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating rigid foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to […]

Fireground Search Drills

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Green Maltese main focus is on building construction however I also teach a lot of search classes as well. So I am going share some of the search drills I have put together. Hope you enjoy and they are useful to you and your crews. They are only meant to be short drills to start […]

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