Woman Hospitalized After Syracuse (NY) High-Rise Fire

Woman Hospitalized After Syracuse (NY) High-Rise Fire

Anne Hayes - syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y.— Dozens of emergency vehicles flooded the entrance to a Syracuse apartment building after smoke was seen throughout the building Tuesday. Around 5:32 a.m., the Syracuse Fire Department received reports of smoke on multiple...

Fire Engulfs 42-Story High-Rise in China

Fire Engulfs 42-Story High-Rise in China

  BEIJING (AP) — A massive fire sent flames and black smoke pouring Friday from a 42-story skyscraper in central China belonging to the country's largest telecoms operator, but no casualties were reported, officials said. Dozens of floors burned in the China...

Rochester (NY) High-Rise Fire Claimed a Life

Rochester (NY) High-Rise Fire Claimed a Life

Firefighters responded to a high-rise fire in Rochester's Hudson Ridge Towers Tuesday night that killed a man. The fire broke out on the 11th floor of the building around 7 p.m., and by the time crews arrived heavy smoke was pouring from the building, WROC reports. It...

Three Hospitalized After Electrical Fire in PA High-Rise

Three Hospitalized After Electrical Fire in PA High-Rise

According to a report from NBC10, residents of the River Park House condominiums in the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be without power and water for at least the next five days after an electrical fire knocked out utilities at the...

HIGH-RISE TIPS

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...

Limited Space Standpipe Hose Stretch

Limited Space Standpipe Hose Stretch

When all Else Fails Evolution     Fire Engineering When the fire floor is filled with smoke, all or a portion of the standpipe stretch will have to be laid on the floor below the fire. This can be problematic in buildings that have small landings on each...

HIGH-RISE OPS

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...

HIGH-RISE VIDEOS

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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High-Rise Training

Air Management

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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Houston High-Rise Evacuated After Pipe Bursts, Floor Buckles

Houston High-Rise Evacuated After Pipe Bursts, Floor Buckles

John Wayne Ferguson - Houston Chronicle Aug. 12—Residents of a Houston high-rise building won't be allowed back into apartments until inspectors confirm the building is structurally sound, city officials said on Friday. The Royalton at River Oaks, 3333 Allen Parkway,...

Operations

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...

The Memphis Regis Tower Fire Tragedy

The Memphis Regis Tower Fire Tragedy

A line of duty death anniversary     HighRise Ops Staff MEMPHIS, Tennessee - On April 11, 1994, at 0205 hours, a call was placed to the Memphis Fire Department from the security service for a high-rise apartment building in Memphis, reporting a possible fire...

Fort Worth High-Rise Fire Floor Ops

Fort Worth High-Rise Fire Floor Ops

High-rise training in Texas   Fort Worth Fire Department This video take a focused look at FWFD's highrise fire floor operations. https://youtu.be/G9J2BkE8Vvs