Working in Unison

09/20/2013
BY MICHAEL N. CIAMPO OUR RESPONSE AREA HAS many special hazards, one a semiunderground expressway connected to a major bridge and an interstate highway. We perform semiannual inspections of the expressway's hydrants (located in between cutouts in the concrete divider or on top of the outside barrier walls) and dry standpipe backup systems (from street level to the roadway below) and the bridge's fire pump room and horizontal standpipe system with the agency responsible for their upkeep. Responding to a reported auto fire on the expressway is nothing out of the ordinary. Normally, we'll find a fully involved auto or just an overheated vehicle and the traffic backed up as we try to squeeze ...

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