Since ancient times, people have used thick walls of adobe or stone to trap the sun’s heat
during the day and release it slowly and evenly at night to heat their buildings. Today’s
low-energy(green) buildings often improve on this ancient technique by incorporating a thermal
storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall.Continue
I would first like to say that the use of the following article is not meant to be an armchair quarterback or to be critical of the department involved. However I do feel it can be a learning opportunity for us, to at least review some basics of having a search plan.
A man died in a blaze after four firefighters failed to spot him during two searches of a burning building, an inquest heard today. Danny Holt, 33, collapsed in his lounge after a chip pan caught fire –…Continue
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…Continue
I am happy to announce that Chief Bill Newgent Greencastle Fire Department and I will be teaching Labeling Buildings at the 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.
Labeling Buildings for the Fire Service
In today’s society, everything from coffee cups to toys come with some kind of warning label to alert people of potential danger. The question becomes: ”Why doesn’t the fire…Continue