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Jan 28 2011

Reader Photos

Category: Egress,Reader PhotosLori @ 1:14 am Comments (6)
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I received a giant batch of photos today from a deputy fire marshal, and I could barely wait to post them.  Whenever I get photos or comments from code officials I feel like the nerdy kid who got to sit with the cool kids at lunch one day.  🙂

My favorite photo of the bunch is the one on the right.  According to the fire marshal, the facility had a wind problem and screwed the angle to the face of the door and the jamb, I guess so the door wouldn’t blow open.  Wow.

Here are some other great examples of what a fire inspector sees in his or her travels.  Enjoy!

In my late-night stupor I thought the next two photos were of the same door, but luckily DFM Dan cleared it up for me.  I’m sure someone would have pointed out the missing transom eventually!  Check out Dan’s comment for more info.

Thank you to Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Wiltse, of the Bluffton Township Fire District for sending these photos and letting me sit with the cool kids.

6 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Dan Wiltse says:

    Hey Lori! Thanks for sharing some of my photos. The last two photos are actually from two different locations, both of which you are facing the exit. What I was trying to capture in my photos were the push button controls as well as the “secondary locks” on the egress doors. Obviously the photo on the right has an exit sign that is/was in desperate need of repair as well.

    One of my favorites is the one with the multiple trash cans in front of the exit. If you look just at the top of the gray on the bottom of the door you can see where previous hardware had been. This had been removed and replaced with the existing hardware. Please take notice the height at which it was installed.

  2. Mark says:

    Glad to see these pics, especially knowing they came from a code official. These are only half of the story, and maybe he can’t share the other half or was out of his jurisdiction. It would be great to know if there was any enforcement action taken or not. If out of his jurisdiction, what would he have done in his jurisdiction? Examples involving enforcement are very helpful. Thanks to Dan for sharing!

  3. Dan Wiltse says:

    Mark-

    A majority of these pictures were taken inside of my jurisdiction during their annual fire inspections. The violations were noted and the owner of the business was notified of the violations. We use inspection sheets in which an owner’s representative must sign the inspection form to acknowledge the violation existed and that they were responsible for correcting the violation. If violations are not corrected within the specified time period, it is then turned over to either town or county building department for enforcement. The photo of the red door with the master lock on it was actually taken in another jurisdiction, this photo was sent to the Fire Marshal for that area and he promptly responded to the violation.

  4. cda says:

    I like the double panic hardware, that makes me feel twice as safe

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