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Girl Jumps from Sixth Floor to Escape Bronx Fire

Eight-year-old girl jumps from sixth-floor balcony     Kendra Martinez, New York Daily News (MCT) A young girl broke both her legs after leaping from a sixth-floor balcony to escape a raging Bronx apartment fire Wednesday night. The blaze broke ...

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Apparatus Shots: Maryland High-Rise Fire

Fire apparatus on the scene in Bethesda     P3 Fire Videography Rooftop Fire at Maryland High-Rise Engines: E723 E726 E703B E705 E720 E725 E718 E721 E733 Towers/trucks: AT723 AT710 T725 AT703 AT718 AT751 Rescue squads: RS703 RS742Ambulances/medics: A721 M723 ...

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San Francisco Firefighters Respond to High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 18th floor     HighRiseOps Staff SAN FRANCISCO, California – CBS Bay Area reports that San Francisco firefighters responded to a fire in a residential high-rise building on Beale Street on Tuesday evening. The fire was reported ...

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Rooftop Fire at Maryland High-Rise

Large HVAC unit on fire at Bethesda high-rise     Khalida Volou, WUSA9 with permission BETHESDA, Maryland (WUSA9) – The smoke from a large apartment complex fire was seen in the skies of Rockville Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire Department ...

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Understanding High-Rise Stairwells

Proper stairwell identification and selection we can ensure the safety of all people throughout the building     By Guido Calcagno | Fire Engineering High-rise firefighting can present numerous dangers, concerns, and tactical obstacles that must be overcome to safely, ...

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FDC Hook Up: Do The Twist

The couplings on the FDC can seize up and not be free enough to spin     By Mark van der Feyst | Fire Engineering Not every fire department will encounter fire department connections (FDC) in their response area. For ...

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Deadly Fire Causes Inspection Law in Las Vegas Hotels, Motels, Apartments

Law targets properties built before 1981 that have four or more units     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aging multi-unit and extended-stay buildings in Las Vegas that have been converted from motels or hotels to apartments will be regularly inspected ...

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New Ladder Trucks Helps Pennsylvania Firefighters with High-Rises

Wilkes-Barre firefighters train with new tiller     HighRiseOps Staff WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania – WNEP reports that Wilkes-Barre firefighters have been training with a new ladder with a truck at the Washington Square Apartments high-rise. “We’re here to set the ladder, ...

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Rescues at Los Angeles Abandoned High-Rise Fire

People on the roof of the eight-story building     HighRiseOps Staff LOS ANGELES, California – KABC/ABC7 has video of Los Angeles firefighters rescuing people from the roof during a fire involving an abandoned eight-story building on March 23, 2021. ...

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Rescues at Montreal High-Rise Fire

Fire showing from the sixth floor     The 4K Guy – Fire & Police At 9h this morning fire broke out at a senior home residence highrise building in Montréal, Canada killing one resident, believed to have originated in ...

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