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Lessons Learned: Close Call at Missouri High-Rise Fire

Disorientation and more in 1998     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On October 12, 1998, while attempting a rescue, two fire fighters became disoriented in a smoke charged hallway on the 21st floor of a high-rise ...

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LODD Anniversary: High-Rise Fire Claims Texas Captain

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On October 13, 2001, a 40-year-old Captain (the victim) died and another Captain was injured while fighting a fifth floor high-rise apartment ...

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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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Standpipe Operations Part II

More training with Bill Gustin     Fire Engineering   Bill Gustin examines equipment in a standpipe accessory bag, choosing the size of hose line for standpipe operations and deployment of hose bundle folds. Viewers will learn how to determine ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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Standpipes 101, Part 2: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Always flow the proper amount of water at the right pressure     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering In Part 1 of this series, I covered the basics of standpipe systems such as National Fire Protection Association codes, types ...

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Standpipe Rack Tips

Two methods of packing and deployment     Fire Engineering Nick Martin and company demonstrate two different methods for packing hose loads for deployment in high-rise and non-high-rise firefighting scenarios. Sponsored by Globe.  

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Standpipe 101, Part 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Everything is interconnected, and firefighters cannot make decisions without the proper knowledge     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The late Andy Fredericks once said: “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end ...

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