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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 ...

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Firefighters Recover Bodies in Houston High-Rise Stairwell Collapse

Construction collapse killed three workers     HOUSTON (AP) — The bodies of three workers who were killed when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction were recovered Wednesday, the Houston Fire Department said. Firefighters spent several hours ...

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Three Dead in Stairwell Collapse at Houston High-Rise Construction Site

Collapse in the area of the 13th and 14th floors     HOUSTON (AP) — Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department ...

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High-Angle Rescue Saves Manhattan Window Washers

Scaffolding hanging aside a 36-story building   (FDNY photo) Fire Department City of New York “At approximately 9:10 this morning, calls came into 911 for a hanging scaffold. The first Fire Department unit arrived on the scene approximately four and ...

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What Would You Do? Residential High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 11th floor     By John “Skip” Coleman | Fire Engineering   This scenario involves a residential high-rise fire. The fire originates on the 11th floor and spreads to the penthouse. Please view the video to see ...

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The Fire Engineering 2020 High-Rise Supplement

Articles from Jerry Tracy, Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail and more   Click on the photo to open the supplement Fire Engineering Check out the July 2020 high-rise firefighting supplement, which features articles by Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail, ...

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Conway Shield, RopeSafe Partner to Bring Important Safety Tools to Military and First Responders

Witness to a near fatal fall leads to lifesaving product     Conway Shield and RopeSafe USA today announce a partnership to make RopeSafe’s critical rope safety system accessible to the military, first responders, and rope access professionals who trust ...

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High-Rise Rescue Drill in China

Technical rescue training at a construction site     New China TV Fire drill at a height of 265 meters! Firefighters held a drill in twin towers, two super high-rise buildings in Yinchuan, China.

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Boston Firefighters Rescue Workers Hanging onto Collapsed Scaffolding

Technical rescue at high-rise building BOSTON (AP) — Two workers were rescued from a scaffold dangling off a building in Boston on Thursday, officials said. Boston Fire Department said the scaffold was located on a building in Chinatown and malfunctioned ...

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Humpday Hangout: High-Rise Firefighting

Live discussion with Bill Gustin and guests     Fire Engineering – Join Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the group as they discuss high rise firefighting and public education for high rise occupants with their special guest Lieutenant Jim Davis ...

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