More Corrective Press Responses From Canada
At this past Wednesday's Morning Lineup HERE, I passed along to you a sample of the aggressive publicity program of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs that attacks the dangerous practice of the so-called "lightweight construction" methods that are currently being used. It has been pointed out to us that Chief Tom Beckett, of Kitchener, isn't alone in his mission, but is being actively supported by other Ontario chiefs such as Waterloo Deputy Chief Larry Brassard. Back in February D. C. Brassard was featured in a 3-part video report presented by CTV-News.
Again, they don't try to smooth things over, instead he tells it like it is and flat-out admits to the citizens that if they choose to live or work is such a death-trap, then they may not be seeing any firefighters inside attacking the blaze. The videos are good and graphic, getting the points across to the unknowing citizens who are unaware of the dangers of wood-chips-and-glue construction.
Deputy Chief Brassard goes on camera to
point out the dangers of "lightweight" construction.
Here are the links to the three reports that ran successively on CTV:
Firefighter Safety, part one In the first of a series, Max Wark looks at the concerns firefighters have about the roofs and flooring in new buildings.
Firefighter Safety, part two Second in a series, Max Wark explores engineered truss roofing and flooring and whether builders and manufacturers are aware of safety concerns.
Firefighter Safety, part three Final in a series, Max Wark follows the push by firefighting advocates for changes to the provincial building code.
CLICK HERE to go to the webpage and then click on the individual links to the videos on the upper right. They are not long, but well-constructed and informative. This is a good way to spend about 15 or 20 minutes of your Sunday morning.
After we get this equipment checked out, that is. Let's get going with that while I replenish the coffee pot. See you back in the day room in a little while.
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