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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 ...

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Standpipe Operations

Engine company training with Bill Gustin     The Fire Academy Gustin his vast expertise in large building response to teach the best ways to use the structures standpipes when setting up attack hoselines. ATTEND COURSE Presented by Bill Gustin ...

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Fort Worth High-Rise Water Operations

Step-by-step of the initial setup     Fort Worth Fire Department Training This is the second video in our high rise fire video series. In this video we take a step-by-step look at the initial setup of the HR water ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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Standpipes 101, Part 4: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Often oversimplified but in fact very complex     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The first three parts to this series dealt mostly with issues for attack crews. However, standpipe systems are not just complicated on the attack end. ...

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