Pat Tesche, Telgian Vice President of Firestop, was recently interviewed by Fire Engineering magazine for the article: “Engineering Methods Reduce Fire Related Deaths.”
Fire Engineering magazine has provided training, education, and management information for fire and emergency services personnel worldwide for over 140 years. Articles, such as “Engineering Methods Reduce Fire Related Deaths,” are written by experts in the fire service and focus on lessons-learned. Topics include real-life situations such as collapse void search, confined space rescue, high-angle rescue, and extrication.
In this article, a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report reveals U.S. structure fires in 2010 accounted for only 37-percent of fires, but resulted in 2,755 deaths and $9.7 billion in property damage. Consequently, every year many fire-related deaths are attributed to poor flame and smoke containment as could occur with inadequately sealed joints and penetrations for plumbing, HVAC, electrical, communications and other building trades, as demonstrated in the video.
“A significant number of commercial buildings today either don’t have the proper firestop systems installed at the penetrations and fire-rated joints, or they were improperly installed,” says to Patrick Tesche, Vice President of Compartmentalization Services for fire and life safety systems engineering and third-party firm inspection firm, Telgian Corp., Tempe, Ariz., and the task group chair for firestop inspectors qualifications standards on the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM-International) E06 technical committee.
To read the Fire Engineering Engineering Methods Reduce Fire Related Deaths article in its entirety, please visit Fire Engineering.
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