Friday, April 29, 2016

More Firefighter Lawsuits to Come?

The City entered a contract on April 25, 2016 with NorthStar Demolition and Remediation LP to perform "Fungal Remediation" at Fire Station #3.

So how much and how bad?

Cost - $27,600

How bad - Well...bad!

Carpeting - Captains Suite, Dormitory and Lounge - Remove and properly dispose
Floors - Clean and sanitize
Ceiling Tiles - Remove and properly dispose
Ceiling Grid - Clean and sanitize
Flex duct - Remove and properly dispose
Batt insulation - Remove and properly dispose
Porous Furnishings - Remove and properly dispose
Everything else - Clean and sanitize

WARNING SIGNS - Warning signs in English and Spanish will be posted at each approach to each work area. The following language will be written in black letters on a yellow background.

WARNING
DO NOT ENTER
FUNGAL REMEDIATION WORK IN PROGRESS

Pressure Differential System

High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) air filtration device (AFD) shall be installed.  Air exhaust will be ducted to the outside of the building. A minimum of four air changes per hour will be provided for each work area.

Worker Protection

Workers will dress in two (2) sets  of fullbody disposable coveralls including head and foot covers.
Plastic or rubber gloves will be worn.
Rubber boots

Respiratory Protection

Minimum respiratory protection will be half face negative pressure respirators equipped with HEPA cartridges.

Clean rooms
Decontamination rooms

Firefighters have had to live in these conditions since Ashton Hayward took office.  He knew it was bad.  I will testify under oath in any matter that Ashton J. Hayward knew of the mold, ignored it and made the statement "a new fire station for three people isn't economic development"

Firefighters, if you worked at Fire Station #3 the work order is in Fortis.  Print a copy!  It will be great evidence of negligence on the part of the City.

Fortis Link




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Hayward trying to bankrupt the City, so the County can take over?

Anonymous said...

Every employee, fire fighter, and cockroach SHOULD SUE ASHTON HAYWARD AND THE CITY OF PENSACOLA. THEY'VE HAD YOU WORKING IN MOLD INFESTED BUILDINGS... AND THEY KNEW ABOUT FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU GUYS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS INHALING MOLD IS DAY IN AND DAG OUT!!!!!!
THIS IS UTTERLY DISGUSTING AND SHAMEFUL.
You think they would allow this to happen on the 7th Floor of City Hall, um No.

bheartlib said...

So, the people who are cleaning up the disaster that is the Firehouse, must wear has-mat suits. Never mind that the actual firefighters who had to work and sleep there for years had nothing. Sounds like the way the first-responders were treated after 9/11. (or as trump says 7/11). The good people give their all, and the elected pols (admit it, repubs) take it all. Money talks...$hit walks. I can't help but put in a plug for voting rights. I am a member of the Democratic Women's Club of Escambia County. We are reaching out to the underserved population of this area with voter registration, vote-by-mail, and Second Chance petitions. Any felon who has served their sentence, paid their fines, done their probation...they should be able to vote. Until all of us stand up and fight for what is right, the rich and powerful will take advantage of us. Democrats...stand up for what is right!!!!!