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Minnesota Senators Push for Sprinklers in State’s Public Housing High-Rises

Efforts come from 2019 fatal fire     HighRiseOps Staff MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Minnesota’s U.S. Senators joined state legislators to require fire sprinklers in public housing high-rise buildings. FOX9 reports that Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar are working to ...

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One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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The Fires that Foretold Grenfell

Five fires that preceded Grenfell     BBC This 60-minute documentary is the dramatic, haunting story of five fires that foretold the Grenfell disaster, told through the eyes of those directly involved. This vivid and moving film for BBC Two ...

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Columbia, SC High-Rise Condemned Over Safety Concerns

56 units at the Marion Street property are “vacant and uninhabitable”     HighRise Ops Staff COLUMBIA, South Carolina – WLTX reports that the Columbia Housing Authority will move residents out the Marion Street High Rise apartments in May due ...

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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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