SUN PRAIRIE, WI – The grand opening ribbon has just been cut on the new Fire Facilities training structure in Bentonville, Ark.. With the largest total square footage of any single training tower ever built by Fire Facilities, Inc., the custom Bentonville structure is 30-feet wide, five stories tall
Brick veneers have been around for a long time. They are used on both new construction and old construction. They are basically, as I heard someone say, brick siding. We see it on many older buildings of wood frame construction, but it is also the exterior front wall covering newer homes and townho
Here is a good example of exposure protection. The Rule of 15 certainly applies here, at least from the distance point of view. In many older cities, it is rare to have a fire without an exposure problem. In North Hudson, the Rule always applies…usually to several of the exposures. Here, whatever wa
In an attached building of any age, consider that there will be shafts between buildings. If you have an old, attached building, you must both expect and anticipate fire spread via shafts. Virtually all old, attached buildings will have light and air shafts somewhere. Your Roof Division should be gi
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Let’s address attached exposures. These are more of a challenge to protect, but once again, if you forecast where the fire is going, request enough personnel to address your forecasted issues, and decentralize your command to keep your personnel safe and the fireground properly m