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NFPA Journal tells us what we learned from one fIre in a green building

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Jan 17, 2014

D4D01BD59C20455486E67B05A1C49005On May 14, 2013, firefighters fought for 18 hours to extinguish a fire at the Organic Valley office building in La Farge, Wisconsin. Over the course of the battle, they were faced with a growing array of challenges, including the materials used in the building’s construction. In fact, this fire, which resulted in a $13 million loss, came to resemble a cautionary tale in the use of "green" construction materials and what they can mean to firefighting efforts. To learn the lessons this fire taught, read Robert Duval’s article “Perfect Storm” in the January/February issue of NFPA Journal.

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