Just wanted to share this with you, in case you hadn’t listened yet? Fire Marshal’s Corner: FM Global Report on Green and Sprinklers and the Dangers with Photovoltaic Units Ed Comeau and Mike Love look at two perspectives of the impact of fires on the environment on this month’s Fire Marshal’s Corner. They look at […]
Green Maltese was able to go on another fun educational field trip again! This field trip was to West Lafayette to Purdue University to visit the Team Purdue IN Home open house. The INHome is a part of the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The most unique feature of the INhome is the […]
If you are a firefighter today you should be well aware that fires fought today are not the same as the fires your father fought in yesterdays. There many great programs, tests, case studies and classes out there that brings this to light. If you care about your family then get out of the recliner […]
Green Maltese is extremely excited about being a part of the Go Forward inaugural event, October 21-23 at the Ameristar Hotel Resort, Spa & Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Education Opportunities from Green Maltese @ Gateway Conference: Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling Presented by Christopher J. Naum Chief of Training, Command Institute, DC And John […]
U.S. Home Structure Fires U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 373,900 home structure1 fires per year during 2005-2009. These fires caused an annual average of 2,650 civilian fire deaths, 12,890 civilian fire injuries, and $7.1 billion in direct damage. 92% of all structure fire deaths resulted from home fires. On average, seven […]
Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future The City’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with WCTY Channel 16, is proud to announce the City’s first green building documentary. The film is titled “Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future” and is hosted by green living expert Sara Snow. The approximately 54-minute documentary features […]
A Clay County fire department is starting construction on a new fire house.
The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department broke ground on the $1.5 million project. Federal stimulus money is paying for most of it. Posey Township collected donations to cover its portion of a quarter-million dollars.
The new fire house will provide more room for newer fire trucks. It will also have living quarters for the volunteers and be energy efficient.
“Thick insulated walls, it’s going to have solar panels to generate some electricity. It’s going to have solar panels to heat some of the water. We’re going to catch all the rain water and use it for geothermal heating and cooling,” says Posey Township Volunteer Fire Chief Larry Tempel.