Photo Gallery

Construction around the district - Millville, Ocean View, Clarksville and surrounding areas.
Friday, June 4, 2004

2nd Asst. Chief Scott will be documenting the building frenzy that is occuring in the Millville Fire District through the use of photo's as well as captions that will outline facts, such as; locations, types of construction, occupancy useage, hydrant locations etc. Hopefully this section will allow the viewers to witness first hand what types of fire protection the MVFC will have to provide in the near future. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pictures 1-3 ? New Millville Town Hall, Clubhouse Road & Atlantic Avenue. This building is 2669 sq. ft. and type V wood frame construction. This building in NOT sprinklered. The closest hydrant is located on Atlantic Avenue in front of Station 84 Note the lightweight wooden roof trusses. Remember, fire entering the truss space, either floor or roof areas should be treated as an extremely dangerous situation, having great potential to produce a sudden and EXPECTED collaps2e. BEWARE THE TRUSS!!! Pictures 4 & 5 ? New Halpern Eye Associates, Atlantic Avenue east of the Post Office. This building is 12,700 sq. ft. and type IV steel frame construction. This building IS required to have a sprinkler system installed. The closest hydrant is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Grants Avenue, opposite the building. Note the steel frame construction. This would appear to provide great structural stability, however under ordinary fire conditions; fire attacking the structural steel could cause a failure. Steel starts to elongate at 1000 degrees and looses its strength at 1300 degrees. These temperatures could easily be reached during a fire. KNOW YOUR BUILDINGS!!! Pictures 6 ? 9 ? Avon Park, Central Avenue & Windmill Road. This development will include 45 duplex housing units (90 total living units) of wood frame construction. These units are NOT sprinklered. There is a hydrant system throughout the development. Note the lightweight wooden roof trusses. Remember, fire entering the truss space, either floor or roof areas should be treated as an extremely dangerous situation, having great potential to produce a sudden and EXPECTED collaps2e. BEWARE THE TRUSS!!! Also note the firewall in picture #9, this is double drywall and only extends to the underside of the roof line. Searches in these occupancies require accounting for all occupants in the entire building. Acknowledgement: Francis L. Brannigan, Building Construction for the Fire Service.

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