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Apr 18 2018

WW: Hay! Let’s have a party!

Category: Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:53 am Comments (5)

#Wordless, from the Champaign Illinois Fire Department’s Facebook page…

5 Responses to “WW: Hay! Let’s have a party!”

  1. Joel Niemi says:

    That, of course, illustrates the derivation of the hardware term “threshold”.

    A friend of mine did field inspections for the Fire Marshall’s office. He felt bad having to tell elementary teachers the rules about maximum percentage of walls that could be covered with paper — or the decorations hanging from the ceiling …

    • Lori says:

      That reminds me of the time I felt bad about asking the local fire marshal whether it was ok to have 10,000 dollar bills hanging from the walls and ceiling.

      – Lori

      • Krystina says:

        My family’s rustic resort did that in the bar until the day they sold it. One year they had to replace the ceiling and some of the bills were so old they turned to dust when they were touched. It was an old logger’s tradition (turned tourist tradition) so that the next time they stopped in for a drink, they had a dollar with their name on it to use if they didn’t have any money. At a place like cape cod, I’d imagine it was something similar, except with fishermen.

  2. Ricky Arms says:

    I am a state certified fire safety inspector (think “Fire Marshal”). Last year, at our high school prom the area was decorated with 42 bales of hay for seating purposes. In addition, an egress path
    was lined with hay bales AND tiki torches and more hay bales just outside the door! The items were ordered to be removed (and were) prior to allowing the activity to proceed.

    This year the prom folks met with us and discussed the Code requirements prior to the prom, including paper coverage, blocked exits and non functioning egress / exit lighting.

    Good meeting and an excellent opportunity to help educate educators.

    • Lori says:

      YIKES! I’m glad you were able to have a meeting this year…hopefully future years as well!

      – Lori

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