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Building Construction & Firefighter Safety

A forum to discuss issues affecting building construction, occupancy risk & hazards related to combat fire engagement, command & company officer decision making and firefighter safety and survival.

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Buildingsonfire on Facebook?

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Feb 24, 2012. 0 Replies

Buildingsonfire.com Launches

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE. Last reply by Kathy Williams Dec 31, 2010. 1 Reply

Redefining the Fire Ground? Does it need to be Redefining?

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 1, 2010. 0 Replies

The Waldbaum Fire Collapse FDNY 1978 Remembrance

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Aug 1, 2010. 0 Replies

No More History Repeating Events-Remembrance

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Jul 2, 2010. 0 Replies

What Do You Know About Building Construction?

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE. Last reply by Daniel Schroeder Sep 3. 1 Reply

Situational Awareness and Risk Assessment

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Mar 14, 2010. 0 Replies

Building Types

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE. Last reply by Rossi Paloma Jun 7, 2010. 1 Reply

Expectations....

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 30, 2009. 0 Replies

Get Engaged and Participate..Ten Minutes in the Street..

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 11, 2009. 0 Replies

Construction Types

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 11, 2009. 0 Replies

NIOSH LODD Report: Risks versus Gain

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 11, 2009. 0 Replies

New Research from the NFPA

Started by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Nov 6, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Allan Thompson on December 14, 2012 at 12:34am

If you are looking for a way to help fund you VFD and help your family all at the same time you really need to take a look at this. My dept. is doing this right now and it is doing well here is the info on it http://media.igniteinc.com/opp_vid_new/index.asp Take a look at the video and then get back with me with any questions. My cell # 254-499-0169 Thank You Allan Thompson Fire Chief Turnersville FD.

Comment by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on February 24, 2012 at 9:51pm

Are you following Buildingsonfire on Facebook? If not join in and pass the word around; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buildingsonfire/158642712822

Comment by Kyle J. Ward on February 18, 2011 at 2:18pm
Hi all,
I'm looking to purchase a current copy of NFPA 921. Unfortunately ICC doesn't carry this publication in their library. I'm looking to pay less than cover price (if possible), Are there any professional organizations that offer this book at a discount for their members?
Thanks,
Kyle.
Comment by Kathy Williams on January 21, 2011 at 10:10pm
Hi Kyle, Thanks for your helpful answer. I ended up buying steel roofing for my house because it seems wasteful to me to have to re-roof an asphalt roof every 20 years or sometimes less. It is also bad for the environment when all that ends up in the landfill. Steel is also fire resistant, although I'm not in a brush fire zone. I had asked my question because I was also curious as to whether a steel roof would hold the heat inside a building on fire and make a fire more dangerous??. Although on the other hand the asphalt would, I presume, start to melt and add fuel to a fire.
Comment by Kyle J. Ward on January 20, 2011 at 5:03pm
Hi Kathy,
In regards to your steel vs. asphalt shingle question. Like Rossi said the steel roof system has come a long way. What exactly are you looking to steel for, Longevity, design etc. There are certain benefits to steel, like a 40 year usable life, fire resistant, tax credit, can be installed over existing roofing (depending on local codes). Asphalt typically has a shorter life span and by code can only be installed over 1 existing layer and has an inherant design flaw regarding no exposed fasteners which requires yearly maintenance.... just a few pros and cons. The internet has all the info you need including ASTM's for the products. Caveat Emptor!
Comment by DC Bombero on January 20, 2011 at 4:31pm
Chief Stiefer, contact me for some help
Comment by Kathy Williams on January 13, 2011 at 10:06pm
Welcome, Kyle.
Comment by Kyle J. Ward on January 13, 2011 at 6:20pm
Hi everybody, I'm relatively new to this field, I am an (out of work) Combination Building Inspector by trade & apiring to be an Arson Investigator, this site piqued my interest.
Comment by Chief Mark Stiefer on January 2, 2011 at 12:34pm
Delete Comment Help...Anyone know of a department that received funding through the FIRE Prevention Grant Act for fire prevention trailers? If so, I'd like to obtain a copy of their grant proposal. My department is in the process of establishing an arson investigation unit and we would like to secure a vehicle to carry all of the equipment. We are also hoping to purchase a fire prevention trailer. As with most other departments, money is tight so we are looking at any other feasible ways to obtain money. Thanks in advance
 

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