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Insulators LMCT Conducts Successful Firestop Market Recovery Program

The Mechanical Insulators LMCT recently completed a successful Firestop Market Recovery Program.

The LMCT Firestop Market Recovery Program is designed to bring together union leadership and contractors to gain market share and increase manhours in the growing firestopping and smoke seal sector.  

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A New York City tragedy: the deadly consequences of ignoring firestop

On Jan. 9, fire broke out in a third floor apartment at a 17-story high rise in the Bronx. Before long, thick smoke rose through the tower and filled all 17 floors, killing 17 people, including eight children. It was New York City’s deadliest blaze in three decades.

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Firestop and the Deadly January New York City Fire

Millions of Americans live and work in buildings where a fire could result in a terrible tragedy.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Handbook, nearly six in 10 people killed in fires are located in a room where the fire did not originate.

 

This disturbing statistic from the NFPA reveals the need to limit the spread of fire and smoke, as it speaks to the importance of firewall safety, specifically firestop.

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Ielmini discusses the importance of firestop safety measures

According to the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, nearly six in 10 people killed in fires are not in the room where the fire originally started.

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Mechanical Insulators LMCT discusses firestopping and smoke seal on labor podcast

Firestopping and smoke seal is one of the important trades that falls under the umbrella of the Insulators Union and, Mechanical Insulators LMCT Trustee Tom Dake II recently discussed firestopping and smoke seal on a national, labor-focused podcast.

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Our signatory contractors uphold a high standard of quality of work and pay for their employers to receive industry-leading instruction through a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. Discover the difference of trusting an LMCT contractor for your next project.

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The LMCT partners with the Insulators Union throughout the U.S. and Canada performing high quality work in the following industries:

Mechanical insulation, maintenance and new construction, industrial high temperature, pads and blankets, storage tanks and vessels, boilers, chillers, metal cladding/weather barriers, commercial heating and cooling, HVAC systems, vapor retarders and barriers, asbestos abatement, firestop and smokeseal, nuclear specialized applications, mechanical insulation evaluations, CUI programs, specialized insulations, highly trained workforce and safety trained to current standards.

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