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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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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 ...

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LODD Anniversary: FDNY Vandalia Avenue Fire

Three firefighters killed in a high-rise fire on this day     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On December 18, 1998, several fire companies and fire fighters responded at 0454 hours to a reported fire on the ...

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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

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 ...

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Minnesota Report Says Sprinklers Could Have Save Lives in 2019 Fire

Five people died in the November fire     HighRise Operations MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – KARE reports that a report released by the Department of Public Safety claims that five people who died in a fire the day before Thanksgiving last year ...

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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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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 ...

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