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    I have done some research and have not come across anything helpful. My dept is looking into putting a fire pole at the station. For the depts that have poles, what do you think of them? Where is a good place to get them from? I believe there is a NFPA standard for them, is that correct?
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    Not sure if there is an NFPA law/rule. But, there maybe a insurance stipulation. I read somewhere (maybe in here) that most stations that do have them are closing them due to injuries and falls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterbryVTfire
    Not sure if there is an NFPA law/rule. But, there maybe a insurance stipulation. I read somewhere (maybe in here) that most stations that do have them are closing them due to injuries and falls...
    They are not closing any here!
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    You might want to look at the insurance before putting one in. I know none of our stations have been built with poles in a long time and they have taken out most of our poles when they remolded the stations. I think we only got 2 stations left with poles and 1 of them never uses it cause its just one "those" companies. The other uses it all the time.
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    I don't remember hearing of a station closing due to simply having a pole but I know of several that have the pole removed or taken out of service.
    There may be an NFPA guideline on it, but I don't know of it. Although, there have been some deaths from them over the years. Newer or retrofitted units have safety bars around them. Older units were simply a 'hole and pole'. Guys fell thru the hole without catching the pole.
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    Pruitt L. Black, tripped donning his bunker pants and fell thru the hole. Died from skull fracture, 1934. Charlotte Fire Department, Engine 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    They are not closing any here!
    I think (again I read it here) that there some like CFD are grandfathered.
    In and old station, they "belong", but are most new houses being all built as one floor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterbryVTfire
    I think (again I read it here) that there some like CFD are grandfathered.
    In and old station, they "belong", but are most new houses being all built as one floor?
    Yeah, the new design they are using here is one floor. Most from the '70's are split level and also do not have poles, but all the old houses have them.
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