Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Compliance with fire safety rule is low, fire officials say

I was a bit ahead of the curve with my earlier post (below) on the subject.  I think it is a grand idea to know that our condos are 'prone to collapse',  I just wish I had known what those RF markings were before I bought one.

From News Herald Article of
August 17, 2011 12:01:00 AM

"Knowing immediately upon arrival that a particular structure is prone to collapse will allow commanders to make a more informed decision about the risk of sending firefighters into a building for an offensive attack during a fire."

Read more:  http://www.newsherald.com/articles/fire-96142-rule-compliance.html#ixzz1VGGmquOt
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(This article was moved up the blog from original posting date of Aug 2nd)

NCC Condos = "Prone to early collapse?"
If you have ever wondered what those red symbols at the corner of the building are, it is there per a 2009 requirement to identify structures so that firefighters are warned that the building has a light frame truss system as this type of construction is prone to early collapse based on how they are built. 

So the NCC buildings are flagged for the fire department as having structures with light-frame truss floor and roof systems and they are marked with the lettersRF.”