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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...

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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...

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Getting Familiar with Standpipe Systems

Getting Familiar with Standpipe Systems

Training with Paul Dansbach     Fire Engineering Paul Dansbach looks at some of the details on a typical building standpipe system, including a combination sprinkler-standpipe riser, control valves, a pressure regulating device, and roof manifold....

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One Meridian Plaza Fire

One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February...

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Cambridge High-Rise Fire Audio

Cambridge High-Rise Fire Audio

"For the companies responding to Concord Ave, police report heavy smoke showing from the building."     Fireground Audio Archive - a 911 ERV Channel Fireground audio from the four-alarm fire in Cambridge, MA on 1/12/2021. Audio is not in real time. The audio...

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Pressurization Technique for Clearing Smoke

Pressurization Technique for Clearing Smoke

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Fire Engineering Bill Gustin and members of the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Hazmat Bureau share a technique to clear smoke from an area using a pressurization concept derived from confined space ventilation scenarios....

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Glenside, PA: High-Rise Ops

Glenside, PA: High-Rise Ops

How one department trains for high-rise firefighting     Glenside Fire Company Kevin explaining the thinking and actions behind a driver/operator's duties on a high rise operation while Jack performs them. The pump operator always has one of the most...

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Hallway Hose Stretch

Hallway Hose Stretch

Minimize your exposure to the flow path     Fire Engineering Lieutenant Ray McCormack of the Fire Department of New York discusses a method for stretching out a hoseline from a standpipe to minimize firefighters' exposure to the flow path and make your fire...

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Fire Suppression Systems: Valves

Fire Suppression Systems: Valves

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This is the second of a four part video series on the function and components of fire suppression systems. Part 2 will examine the function and requirements for valves that control the flow of...

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