A major focus of the work revolved around moving all combustibles from the property and buildings, Apel has said. That eliminated the need for a working sprinkler system, which Amerbelle does not have.
In a report to the mayor and Town Administrator John Ward, Fire Marshal Ray walked said several conditions had to be met for that:
• Waste, trash and vegetation had to be removed.
• The perimeter needed to be secured.
• "Ignition sources" like life electrical wiring, operating mechanical processes, functioning heating systems, and combustible and flammable fuels needed to be removed.
One of the contractor's responsibilities was securing doors and windows.