An Innovative Idea

dr-placard-2The mandated NFPA 704 placard marking system is a great way that on site hazardous materials are identified.

As a spin off of that methodology, Firefighter Chris McGathy came up with an idea to use a similar system to identify building features all on a mini placard.

In the left upper slot (as you look at it) is the roof and building type, the right upper slot for the FDC and sprinkler system, the lower left slot whether there’s a preplan and Knox box, and the lower right slot whether there’s a dr-placard-3basement and attic.

The mini placards will go on the main door into the building.

While it was being developed, Chris put his idea out to the whole department and got some additional ideas from others.

A great innovative idea Firefighter Chris McGathy!

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