Continuing to Protect Our Customers AFTER the Fire is Out

10/01/2013
By Charlie Boyte In my last article, I asked for some feedback on the methods used across North America to mitigate hazards to the public following a structure fire. Specifically, I was looking for regulations and the authority responsible to address the health and safety hazards created by fire suppression and residual by-products of combustion before the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) releases a structure for occupation. This follow-up article will attempt to summarize the feedback received, challenges faced, and pending initiatives and propose some ideas that may keep our customers safer in the future. Clearly, the feedback supported the concepts that there are serious environment...

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