Approximately 100 firefighters give their lives in the line of duty each year in the United States. There is no other single event that is as powerful and significant to an agency. The death of a fellow firefighter presents a difficult time for the entire agency as well as the deceased member’s family. Many details and arrangements need to be addressed in a short period of time.
On August 17, DFPC’s General Board of Appeals (Board) met to hear an appeal from the Douglas County School District (District). The hearing had originally been scheduled for August 4, but was postponed due to a lack of quorum.
The Appeal concerned Section 1010.1.11 of the Division’s adopted 2015 International Building Code (IBC) (as amended):