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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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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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High-Rise Ops: Broken Standpipe System

Overcoming a break in the piping     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and Oakland (CA) Lt. Daryl Liggins discuss the effects of a broken supply line from the FDC into the building and methods to overcome this problem. ...

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High-Rise Tips: Extending A Hoseline

Extending in the IDLH     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and company discuss a safe and effective way to extend a hoseline in an IDLH atmosphere in the event of stretching short of the main body of fire. ...

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Smoke Curtain Use

Another option in door control     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Sean Gray, Chad Christensen, and company offer a brief tutorial on the use of smoke curtains for controlling the flow path. These videos are for training demonstration purposes only. ...

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High-Rise Ops: Four Critical Points for Standpipe Operations

See what happens when you miss these four     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and company demonstrate the difference between a hoseline stretch from a standpipe when these four crucial points are missed. These videos are for ...

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Nozzle and Backup Firefighter Tips

Engine company tips from David McGrail     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and company share some details on the roles of the nozzle operator and backup firefighter during fire attack. These videos are for training demonstration purposes ...

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High-Rise Ops: Door Size-Up

Hoseline adjustments based on door swing     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail discusses the importance of sizing up the apartment door and making adjustments to your hose stretch based on the swing of the door. These videos ...

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University Campus Used for High-Rise Training in North Carolina

Increased training due to increased construction     High-Rise Operations GREENVILLE, North Carolina – WITN reports that firefighters from Greenville Fire spent time on the campus of East Carolina University on Friday conducting ladder truck drills. The training focused on ...

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