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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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Brooklyn Two-Alarm High-Rise Fire

Box 613 for 770 Fulton Street     On The Scene Here you will see the FDNY making multiple rescues at a huge two-alarm fire in the projects of Fort Greene, Brooklyn this afternoon. The FDNY had evacuated multiple floors ...

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LODD Anniversary: High-Rise Fire Claims Texas Captain

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On October 13, 2001, a 40-year-old Captain (the victim) died and another Captain was injured while fighting a fifth floor high-rise apartment ...

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Fire Showing in Brooklyn

Fire on fifth floor of a seven-story building     FlipSwitch Games Fire Location: 130 Clarkson Ave Box loaded up due to calls Fire out the windows 5th floor of a 7 story MD E-249,248,240,255,280s/c L-113,157,147(Fast),132s/c,174s/c,123s/c B-41,38 R-2 Sq-1 D-15 ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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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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A Look Back: The McDonnell Douglas Suspended Maneuvering System

High-rise firefighting demonstration in 1979     Periscope Film The McDonnell Douglas Suspended Maneuvering System (SMS) was designed for fire / rescue activities in multi-story buildings and skyscrapers. To date it remains one of the only systems of its kind ...

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High-Rise Ops: The Apartment Stretch

Recon, drop points, and more     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Denver (CO) Assistant Chief Dave McGrail discusses high-rise apartment firefighting, including establishing a fire attack stairwell; the role of the truck company in recon; hoseline drop points; door ...

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Improper Staging Can Set a High-Rise Operation Up for Failure

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify some terminology and procedures   By Bill Gustin, Fire Engineering A high-rise assignment is dispatched for “smell of smoke” at 0400 hours at an old, non-sprinklered condominium building. Like many of these ...

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