[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

New wind rules in Brockton; Council adopts new fire safety rules for wind developers 

Credit:  by Robyn Garvey | Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation | March 13, 2014 | www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca ~~

Brockton wants to ensure any future wind turbines in the municipality will not pose a fire hazard.

Council has approved the Fire Chief’s recommendation – and there are new rules to make wind turbines less of a fire hazard.

All wind turbines in Brockton must now have a fire detection and suppression system.

Another new requirement is a 24 hour monitoring service that will transmit a signal to the fire department.

Councillor Anne-Louise Gibbons says the rules just make sense.

Given the nature of the turbines, mounted over a 100 feet in the air, Gibbons says little can be done from a traditional fire fighting perspective to suppress it.

She cites last April’s wind turbine fire at a Goderich area wind farm as an example.

Gibbons adds while vacationing in Hawaii a few years ago – a wind turbine fire took out a whole farm concession.

Gibbons says a wind turbine fire could spread like wild fire across hay fields in harvest season – and that would devastate local farm lands.

Currently there are no wind farms in Brockton – however interest has been voiced by wind turbine companies and Brockton wants to ensure it is ready.

Source:  by Robyn Garvey | Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation | March 13, 2014 | www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon