In this episode, The Weekend Wrap-up host, Kevin Ferrara speaks about the importance and really, the necessity of fire protection and emergency services performing crew inspection through commercial facilities within their jurisdiction.
Recent incidents have shown that had a thorough crew inspection, or building walk-through been performed, the outcome might have been prevented.
Supporting the topic, Kevin speaks about the recent Surfside, Florida apartment complex collapse, the Station Nightclub fire, and the Morris, Illinois abandoned paper mill fire where crews found the building was not what they thought, turning out to be a lithium battery storage facility.
Kevin also recaps a previous episode where he and his guests spoke about suicide awareness and prevention and how it is extremely important for everyone to feel comfortable speaking and listening to each other when feeling stressed.
And with nearly every episode, Kevin touches on PFAS and the risks associated with exposure. Kevin talks about PFAS blood testing and how the GAO recently published a report on what they found within the DoD regarding PFAS remediation.
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Links to references in this episode:
Surfside Building Collapse (Credit WPBF News)
Morris, IL Paper Mill Fire (Credit ABC 7 Eyewitness News)
GAO Firefighting Foam Chemicals Report
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