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FDNY Rescues Five People in High-Rise Fire

Rescues at Manhattan Box 1670     HighRise Operations MANHATTAN – Firefighters were dispatched to the Polo Ground Houses, a New York City Housing Authority building on Saturday, just after 6:30 p.m. for an apartment fire. In a Facebook post, ...

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High-Rise Ops: The K.O. Fire Curtain

John Ceriello presents how to deploy the fire curtain     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes (2011): John Ceriello of the FDNY discusses the K.O. Fire Curtain, a device developed primarily for high-rise fires that used to block wind, thereby ...

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High-Rise Fires and Elevator Functions

One of the biggest problems with using elevators is complacency     By Mike Posner | Fire Engineering   “E-2 to Command. We need air bottles to the 37th floor. Crews are running low!” This could happen to any crew ...

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High-Rise Ops: Door Control & Interior Operations

Door control with three-person engine     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes: Sean Gray is joined by Los Angeles County (CA) Captain Chad Christensen, who explains his department’s approach to door control with a three-firefighter engine company performing interior firefighting ...

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High-Rise Tips: Clamp for Door Control

Maintaining control during the search     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes: Frank Ricci and John Twohill examine a simple way to maintain door control during search and how the engine can use the same device during fire attack. These ...

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LODD Anniversary: Two New York Firefighters Die in High-Rise Building Fire

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On August 18, 2007, a 53-year-old male career fire fighter (Victim #1) and a 33-year-old male career fire fighter (Victim #2) became trapped ...

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High-Rise Tips: Manual Access for Center-Opening Elevator Doors

Gaining access when no keyhole is present     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Mike Dragonetti reviews a method of gaining access to an elevator when no keyhole is present. These videos are for training demonstration purposes only. When you perform ...

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Fires in High-Rise Fireproof Multiple Dwellings

Determining the fire floor in a HRFPMD requires patience   By Danny Sheridan | Fire Engineering, September 2019   Even though the two buildings in the above photos look similar on the exterior, they are vastly different. (Photos 1, 2) ...

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