NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Makes the News

With massive flames sweeping through two project sites under construction this Summer, the fire safety of construction sites has grabbed headlines throughout the greater Boston area. Fires destroyed two similar large wood framed residential developments at varying degrees of completion. The Ashmont in Dorchester, MA was weeks before opening, while the Cooper St. project in Waltham was still being framed. Code Red Consultants has been heavily involved in the education, training, and implementation of construction fire safety plans since the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code adopted NFPA 241, Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demo Operations in January of 2015. Through our industry involvement, Code Red Consultants is being viewed as thought leader when it comes to developing project specific construction fire safety plans, as Peter Harrod, P.E. was quoted in two recent Boston Globe articles.

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