Tag Archives: NIST

In Honor of Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, CLOSE THE DOOR!

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On the evening on January 19, 2011 Fire Fighter Mark Falkenhan lost his life while working inside a building fire. While we should try to honor all LODD, this one holds a special place in my heart because at the time of his death I was on my quest to learn more about fire behavior […]

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 Development in Modern Buildings

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When was the last time you had a fire behavior class? If you were honest it has probably been several years and most likely half of the class slept or paid very little attention because most firefighters like hands on drills were they can tear up stuff. Those that have done fire behavior training recently […]

Sprinkler Use Decisioning Web tool

Below you will find some excellant information sent to me by Mike Love.   Hi Folks: I have been digging around at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) looking for reports and work they have completed that may be of assistance to fire marshals in promoting fire and life safety. One item I […]

INDIANA’S LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT

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The power of the sun will be harnessed later this month to produce solar electricity on a size and scale never before seen in Indiana.

Starting April 29, an array of 6,152 solar panels, installed last winter on the roof of a federal office building, will create more than 2 megawatts of electricity an hour, enough to power about 1,000 homes.

Solar energy in the U.S.
» In 2010, the U.S. solar market grew 67 percent in value, reaching $6 billion, up from $3.6 billion in 2009.

» Solar electric installations last year totaled 956 megawatts to reach a cumulative installed capacity of 2.6 gigawatts

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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.

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