Tag Archives: Hazards of Modern Roofs

Maryland House fire with Solar Panels

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Firefighters from Abingdon Fire Company, The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. (Official) and Aberdeen Proving Ground FD have the Winterberry Drive fire under control (20min). One civilian male taken to a regional hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Media: Jenn will be POC for your calls. Rich/Jenn Original Source: […]

World’s First Integrated Solar System Generates Electricity and Heat

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Originally published on Renew Economy. A small terrace house in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe is hosting what is believed to be the world’s first building integrated solar system that generates electricity as well as heat. The array combines thin-film solar PV and solar thermal technologies into a steel sheet roofing product produced by […]

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 […]

Solar Panel Safety for Firefighters

The Fire Training Program at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in partnership with the Washington County Fire Training Association (WCFTA), recently hosted a one-day class on Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Safety for Fire Fighters at SolarWorld in Hillsboro, Oregon. Emergency incidents involving Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) equipment are becoming more […]

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 […]

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 Goats feed on oat grass on the roof at Siegel ‘s Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill, IL on Thursday May 24, 2012. | Matt Marton~Sun-Times Media Green Maltese had the privilege to teach about many hazards […]

New codes help firefighters fight a fire in Southeast Portland home equipped with solar panels

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Portland Fire  RescueFirefighters knocked down a fire in a house with solar panels — which can’t be turned off — in less than 30 minutes. The panels were installed based on a new code written for just such a situation.Firefighters knocked down a fire in a Southeast Portland home this morning, maneuvering around solar panels […]

Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL study

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?             What are the safety hazards with PV? What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present? How do I secure utilities on a PV system? These are just a few questions you should pose to every firefighter next shift or training meeting. Photovoltaic (PV) is a method of […]

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 […]

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