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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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FDNY Responds to Unsecure Crane at Manhattan High-Rise

FDNY Responds to Unsecure Crane at Manhattan High-Rise

Cable was striking building and sending debris to the streets below     Fire Department City of New York MANHATTAN - At 6:42 p.m. our units received a call for debris falling from a building on 57th Street. Upon arrival they noticed some debris in the street...

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Lessons Learned: Close Call at Missouri High-Rise Fire

Lessons Learned: Close Call at Missouri High-Rise Fire

Disorientation and more in 1998     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On October 12, 1998, while attempting a rescue, two fire fighters became disoriented in a smoke charged hallway on the 21st floor of a high-rise apartment...

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LODD Anniversary: High-Rise Fire Claims Texas Captain

LODD Anniversary: High-Rise Fire Claims Texas Captain

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On October 13, 2001, a 40-year-old Captain (the victim) died and another Captain was injured while fighting a fifth floor high-rise...

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