Chicago High-Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Eight

Chicago High-Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Eight

  Deanese Williams-Harris, Adriana Pérez - Chicago Tribune One person is dead and several victims were injured Wednesday in an extra-alarm fire at a high-rise building in the Kenwood neighborhood that burned through several floors of the building and sent debris...

Grenfell Firefighters Facing Elevated Cancer Rates

Grenfell Firefighters Facing Elevated Cancer Rates

Firefighters who battled the Grenfell high-rise fire in 2017 are being diagnosed with cancer at an alarming rate. Britain's Daily Mirror reports that roughly a dozen firefighters, some as young as 40, have been diagnosed with cancers such as leukemia and colon...

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High-Rise Stretch

High-Rise Stretch

Tips on the hook up and flaking out     East Metro Fire Rescue Engine company high-rise training. https://youtu.be/HbcAT5RQJjk

Gustin Load High-Rise Pack

Gustin Load High-Rise Pack

Training with Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department     KCK FD How to create the Gustin Load https://youtu.be/j5nU2OWrrYk

FDC Hook Up: Do The Twist

FDC Hook Up: Do The Twist

The couplings on the FDC can seize up and not be free enough to spin     By Mark van der Feyst | Fire Engineering Not every fire department will encounter fire department connections (FDC) in their response area. For those departments that are covering...

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High-Rise Buildings – Understanding the Vertical Challenges

High-Rise Buildings – Understanding the Vertical Challenges

By Jerry Tracy and Jack J. Murphy with James J. Murtagh High-rise fire safety experts Jerry Tracy and Jack J. Murphy, with James J. Murtagh, will soon release their new book addressing the numerous challenges of fighting fires in high-rise buildings. The book includes...

How to Control Sprinkler Flow in Mid- and High-Rise Buildings

How to Control Sprinkler Flow in Mid- and High-Rise Buildings

The sprinkler system has activated and extinguished a fire midway up a building. Now what? If responding firefighters aren't careful they can easily snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and make a small fire into a major headache. Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Lieutenant...

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Videos: Qatar Construction Site Fire

Videos: Qatar Construction Site Fire

West Bay high-rise fire videos     HighRiseOps Staff DOHA, Qatar  - A fire broke out at one of the buildings under construction in the West Bay area on Wednesday, 5 May 2021. The Ministry of Interior stated that the Civil Defense controlled the fire...

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Videos: London High-Rise Fire

Videos: London High-Rise Fire

Videos from the tower block in New Providence Wharf     HighRiseOps Staff LONDON (AP) — Fire broke out Friday in a London apartment tower which has cladding similar to that used on another housing block in the city where 72 people died in a 2017 blaze....

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FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Round Rock

FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Round Rock

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we'll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of...

FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Meridian

FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Meridian

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we'll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of...

FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Grand Prairie

FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Grand Prairie

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we'll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of...

The Myth of Air

The Myth of Air

Climbing with spare cylinders was next to impossible     By Michael M. Dugan Imagine you are responding to a fire in a high-rise building in your jurisdiction. Upon arrival, you have a working fire on the upper floor. The incident commander orders your unit...

Breathing Air and Firefighter Safety

Breathing Air and Firefighter Safety

Recent years have provided much more information about the increasing health risks to firefighters during the normal course of doing their job. One aspect is the toxicity of the environment in which the firefighters work. The content of the smoke is very hazardous to...

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Chicago High-Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Eight

Chicago High-Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Eight

  Deanese Williams-Harris, Adriana Pérez - Chicago Tribune One person is dead and several victims were injured Wednesday in an extra-alarm fire at a high-rise building in the Kenwood neighborhood that burned through several floors of the building and sent debris...

High-Rise Buildings – Understanding the Vertical Challenge

High-Rise Buildings – Understanding the Vertical Challenge

  At the turn of the 20th century, only a few hundred people lived or worked in a high-rise building. Today millions do. In the near future, more than a billion people will live or work in a high-rise environment. The news reported almost instantaneously...

Realistic Expectations for Standpipe Operations

Realistic Expectations for Standpipe Operations

Don't just go through the motions   By Kyle Smith | Fire Engineering Standpipe operations for many in the fire service do not happen on a regular basis. Few would argue that they are not low-frequency / high-risk events. It is for this reason that many...