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FDIC 2019: High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Challenges

A pre-conference preview     Tuesday, April 09, 2019: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Gerald Tracy Battalion Commander (Ret.) Fire Department of New York It takes more than personnel to meet the challenge of high-rise operations. The building, active and ...

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High-Rise Building Fires: What’s the Challenge?

Let’s begin with the receipt of an alarm     By Gerald Tracy | FDIC.com What’s the chance you will encounter a serious fire in a high-rise office building? According to the National Fire Protection Association report on high-rise fire ...

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FDIC 2019: Winning with Water

The “Above and Beyond” Engine Company     Monday April 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW This class is taught by two seasoned San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) veterans who believe that the best way to fight ...

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Hands on FDIC 2019: Stretching for Success

A FDIC 2019 hands on and classroom training preview     In today’s fire service, fast water is at the forefront of tactics. The focus of this class is to stretch lines quickly and efficiently. Skill stations include the minuteman ...

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West Lafayette, IN High-Rise Training

Firefighter training grows with increased building construction Ryan Delaney – The West Lafayette Fire Dept. is facing new challenges with the construction of taller apartment buildings. See how their high rise training is readying them for saving lives on the ...

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Coppell, TX High-Rise Bundle and Kit

Deploying, packing, and more   Coppell Fire Department – Coppell Fire Department Training Video – How to re-pack the 2017 High Rise bundle Deployment of the 2017 High Rise bundle Review of the most recent additions to the high rise ...

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Grenfell Tower: Inside Footage

First footage from inside tragic fire   The Telegraph – First footage from inside Grenfell Tower fire shown to inquiry

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Grenfell: Survivors’ Accounts

Testimony from survivors of fatal high-rise blaze     Sky News – Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are giving evidence at the inquiry into the disaster. Relatives of those who died, as well as local residents, will also be ...

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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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