Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

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Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

Presentation Summary

The presentation will include an intense and concentrated examination of trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on roofs, their direct relationship on vertical ventilation, structural firefighting operations, and firefighter survivability.

Inherent roof construction features and hazards that directly influence truck company work will be the main focus of this program.

What saves lives and the environment?

We all know that fire sprinklers save lives, this should be reason enough to install them! however most people do not think of fire sprinklers being green.

Want to save a life?

If you have always wanted to be a hero, and save a life well here your chance!

Call Your US Representatives today and tell them to SUPPORT Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2011

2011 INDIANA EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONFERENCE

I am happy to announce that Chief Bill Newgent Greencastle Fire Department and I will be teaching Labeling Buildings at the 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.   Labeling Buildings for the Fire Service Presentation Summary In today’s society, everything from coffee cups to toys come with some kind of warning label to alert people of potential […]

Going on a field trip

I am very excited about tomorrow’s meeting and tour of Johnson Melloh Solutions in Indianapolis.

Formed in 2009, Johnson Melloh Solutions focuses on renewable energy products and services for our customers. Offering Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Biomass, and Wind; we are ready to address your renewable project needs.

New feature on Green Maltese

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I am excited to announce a new feature on Green Maltese.

If you you have not noticed already we have added a new page Submit a Green Firehouse.

The purpose of this page is so departments can share their information good or bad concerning their firehouse, so other departments can learn from them.

Remodeling Green

Greetings to all, I have been having computer troubles so haven’t posted in awhile. So this will be a short post about remodeling your home green. It will consist of two videos. Please enjoy and think about how the following building materials used will change fire behavior and your tactics. Feel free to comment and start […]

Maryland 1st State to Adopt International Green Construction Code

Maryland became the first state to pass the International Green Construction Code and apply the same across the board to all construction projects.

The new law will go into effect on March 1, 2012. The IGCC bill (House Bill 972) passed through the state’s legislature with rampant success. The Senate approved the bill unanimously and the House passed it with a 121 to 18 vote.

USED SHIPPING CONTAINERS BEING USED IN GREEN CONSTRUCTION

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The majority of firefighters today associate used shipping containers with Live Fire training.

However many designers, builders and eco organizations have another idea for the use of these used containers.

Why not turn one of the world strongest mobile structures into your next home or office?

After all these container were built to withstand built to withstand typhoons, tornados,hurricanes and even earthquakes. One or more of these incredible steel modules are the safest superstructure for a home, school, office, apartment, dormitory, storage unit, emergency shelter. …where would you rather be in a storm, hurricane or earthquake? I think in a room made of strong Corten steel

NEW SOLAR SHINGLES

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Solar shingles are solar panels incognito. Instead of mounting on your roof, they become your roof or integrate seamlessly with the existing roof shingles. In many cases, they can be stapled to the sub-roofing the same as an ordinary shingle. On average, shingles are about 12 inches wide by seven feet long. There are also […]

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