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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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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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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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Missouri Senior Home Fire Kills One, Injures Five

Fire on the sixth floor     RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A resident of a senior living facility in a Kansas City suburb died in a fire Saturday night. Raytown Fire District Capt. Ty Helphrey said the fire was contained ...

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U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower

Lawsuit against Whirlpool and cladding and insulation manufacturers     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. judge in Philadelphia has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 fire at London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ...

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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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Britain Marks Third Anniversary of High-Rise Fire Tragedy

72 dead in worst blaze since World War II     LONDON (AP) — Britain is marking the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower apartment block fire with a virtual church service to remember the 72 people who died in ...

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Los Angeles Fire Revives Push for Sprinklers

Codes, exemptions, and older high-rises   By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents displaced when flames tore through a 1960s-era Los Angeles apartment tower and injured 13 people this week are wondering why the management company didn’t ...

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No Sprinklers in Los Angeles High-Rise

Two firefighters injured in Los Angeles blaze     By BRIAN MELLEY and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop ...

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Firms in Grenfell Tower Inquiry Accept No Blame for Fire

Someone else’s fault     LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. As the ...

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