Tag Archives: Green Roofs

FDIC 2013

The Super Bowl of Firefighting is  just about a month away! If you have never been then you need to make plans to attend NOW! I am very happy and honored to be presenting again this year and would like to invite you to attend my class on 4/25/2013 Video Trailer: Class Information: Hazards of […]

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Report

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Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Author: Brian Meacham, Brandon Poole, Juan Echeverria and Raymond Cheng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Re-posted by permission  of Brian Meacham NFPA Introduction Many new commercial facilities are being designed and constructed with an objective of achieving a “green building” certification. There are many sustainable building features and products that singly […]

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 […]

Greenroofs: Wind & Fire Video from Virtual Summit 2011

This is a great discussion about Green Roof Wind & Fire Codes from Virtual Summit 2011 panel. Panel members: Kelly Luckett, Mike Ennis, and Jim Kirby Description: No longer can the green roof be deleted from a project due to failure to comply with the fire code. After three years in the making from members of Single Ply […]

Ventilation Crew vs Goats

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I would love to hear the roof report from the crew who found this condition on the roof! LOL Green Maltese had the privilege  to teach about many hazards associated with Modern Roofs at FDIC 2012. We discussed Green Roofs and many challenges they present. However this is one surprise we didn’t cover and might […]

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 the […]

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.

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.

There a farm coming to a rooftop near you soon!

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Rooftop farming is the practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings. Rooftop farming is usually done using hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens. Besides using the allready present space at the roof itself, additional platforms could possibly be created between high-rise buildings called “aero-bridges.

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.

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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department. An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.