There's this thing Called Sprinkler systems...

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    Sometimes the government knows what it's talking about. I realize that too many regulations can be stifiling. But folks some of them are there for a reason. Fires have been around for a long time and long before the thought of terrorists using it to make a point whole cities have burned down because no one took the time to put some effort into prevention.

    A huge, sprawling structure lke Notre Dame Cathedral is a perfect example. IMO it was arson....but just for a moment let's stop and consider the alternatives... A workman's magnifying glass left out of his tool box in an area where the sun can reach it. For twenty minutes the sun shines through it to the 500 year old, super dried out timber floor, (practically a natural book of matches) underneath it and poof.....you have a blaze. For less than a million bucks a decent system of sprinklers with computer location panels could have easily been installed that would have stopped this thing in it's tracks.

    Let's hope they do that on the rebuild eh?

    I'm just sayin....

    JO
     
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    Retrofitting modern fire safety equipment into a structure that old and that large is never easy.
     
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    The right is spinning these stories about how inept French fire fighting is.
    Our President has helped spread the rumors with his fire fighting helicopter claims. The French fire fighters were heroic in saving as much as they did

    I am sure the French had as much fire suppression systems in the cathedral as they could without impacting the structure. Only so much you can do with rafters over 500 years old
     
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    They'll be lucky if they can recreate the structure. The skills used back then are not readily available in modern times.

    There will be wood-bending and carving and stained-glass making.
     
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    Looks like electrical short in the area being remodeled.
     
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    Actually I was listening to a program this morning and was shocked to discover that they had nothing. Now that just pisses me off.

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    I heard that it too,k an hour for the FD to get to the fire....
     
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    And there you go..... A bad tool...an old extension cord...an untrained workman.

    SPRINKLER SYSTEMS WORK!

    ....man that just pisses me off!

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    Again, the problem is getting a functional system into a structure like that. It's easy to slap in a couple of panels and run some small pipe into the building to give the impression of a fire suppression system, but all that does is give a false sense of security.

    Installing a viable system for a building of that size and configuration would require massive amounts of water to be thrown about in patterns never considered in modern building construction. Modern structures don't have roof configurations that allowed the blaze to happen, nor are made of centuries old wood that is basically kindling in waiting.
     
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    They couldn't find it....another thing that a modern panel system fixes.. it tells you where to look! GAWD this stuff pisses me off!!!
     

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