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Disaster Communication Lessons from 9/11

Building resilience in your communication systems     (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Thomas Terndrup, The Ohio State University and Nicholas Kman, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) “The ...

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Management of Honolulu High-Rise Fire Questioned

Fire commission questions incident command     HONOLULU (KHON) – Residents trapped. Instructions to stay on a balcony. Falling debris causing more fire. A firefighter mayday call. The panic, stress, and heroism on the day of Honolulu’s biggest fire in ...

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Firefighter Mode for Elevators

A Firefighters Own Worst Enemy took time to create a video walking you through the “Firefighter Mode” setting on elevators.  It is vital in any high-rise event that firefighters have control of elevators and keep control until the end of ...

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Setting the Table for High-Rise Events

The key to any successful fireground operation is building a foundation with the initial first-alarm resources. This is especially true when responding to incidents in high-rise buildings due to the complexity of these structures. Whether the response is for a ...

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Fire in the Sky

High-rise fires are far from the “routine” responses we make on a regular basis and should always be treated as such.

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