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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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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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Improper Staging Can Set a High-Rise Operation Up for Failure

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify some terminology and procedures   By Bill Gustin, Fire Engineering A high-rise assignment is dispatched for “smell of smoke” at 0400 hours at an old, non-sprinklered condominium building. Like many of these ...

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Humpday Hangout: High-Rise Operations

From shelter-in-place to elevator operations     Fire Engineering – Join Bill, Mike, and a panel of fire officers as they discuss high rise fire operations. Special guests will be Chief Danny Sheridan, FDNY, who will discuss the practicality of ...

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FDIC 2019: High-Rise Firefighting Operations

Strategic, Tactical, and Task Levels with Assistant Chief David McGrail     David Michael McGrail Assistant Chief Denver (CO) Fire Department Tuesday, April 09, 2019: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM High-rise firefighting is exponentially more complicated and dangerous than most ...

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Commissioner Cotton

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton, manager of the tragic high-rise fire   Sky News – The final week of evidence continues from London Fire Brigade. This includes firefighters who undertook active firefighting, control room staff and commanders who were ...

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Grenfell: “We Would Not Change Anything”

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton on the tragic high-rise fire     Channel 4 News – Dany Cotton, head of the London Fire Brigade, told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today that as soon as she arrived at the fire ...

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