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THE I-STAIR – A NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION HAZARD

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I would first like to give a special thanks to the staff at Firefighters CloseCalls for sending this information to me. So I could share  it with you all on Green Maltese. Also a special thanks goes out to Lt Steve Dykema City of Wyoming Mi. Fire Department for being very heads up training officer and bringing this issue to […]

NFPA & Green Builder® Media to partner at VISION House®

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has partnered with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living to participate in the VISION House® located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. The innovative exhibitis set to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will […]

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 […]

Firehouse Podcast on some Green Issues

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 […]

GO PURDUE!!

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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 […]

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Become a BUILT FOR LIFE® Fire Department.

It’s challenging to make fire safety education a priority today. Most departments are strapped for time and money, and have a lot of competing responsibilities with limited resources for educational outreach. HFSC created the BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department Program specifically to help departments like yours that want to do more to prevent home fire injuries and deaths, but need some help.

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.

St. LOUIS MO. HABITAT for HUMANITY GOES GREEN

The Habitat for Humanity St. Louis (HFHSL) a nonprofit agency has recently built 17 green homes just north of downtown St. Louis Mo.

Habitat for Humanity was able to build green by using sustainable materials and installing eco-friendly products, such as tankless water heaters, geothermal exchange heating and cooling systems, structural insulated panels, cool roofs, low-VOC paints, and copper fire sprinkler systems.

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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.