Archive for October2008

Training & Instincts Save Firefighters’ Lives

A Mayday was called at a basement fire in a single family dwelling in Rockville, MD (Montgomery County) on October 2.  While conducting a primary search of the first floor a firefighter fell through the floor into the basement (fire area) and a mayday was called by a nearby crew who witnessed the floor collapse.  […]

The Truth About Residential Sprinkler Systems

On September 21, a highly controversial resolution was passed mandating automatic sprinkler systems in single family homes effective January 1, 2011.  Since the predominant construction features in these dwellings are oriented strand board (OSB) floor and roof decking and lightweight truss roof joists, this is huge step in the right direction to make these new […]