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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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Three Dead in Stairwell Collapse at Houston High-Rise Construction Site

Collapse in the area of the 13th and 14th floors     HOUSTON (AP) — Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department ...

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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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LACoFD Training: High-Rise Construction

A building construction review     Los Angeles County Fire Department – A video summary of the of the elements used in high rise construction and how they could contribute to fire protection, and fire spread. WATCH

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Planned Milwaukee Timber High-Rise Revised, Taller

Two more stories added to wood high-rise   High-Rise Operations MILWAUKEE – A planned laminated timber high-rise for downtown Milwaukee is under a revised proposal to make it taller. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the previously approved 23-story Ascent ...

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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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U.S. Companies Named in London High-Rise Fire Lawsuit

Lawsuit targets U.S. companies that made products used at the complex     By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into ...

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U.S. Companies Targeted in Grenfell High-Rise Lawsuit

Lawsuit targets U.S. companies that supply the cladding panels     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire ...

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