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Understanding High-Rise Stairwells

Proper stairwell identification and selection we can ensure the safety of all people throughout the building     By Guido Calcagno | Fire Engineering High-rise firefighting can present numerous dangers, concerns, and tactical obstacles that must be overcome to safely, ...

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FDC Hook Up: Do The Twist

The couplings on the FDC can seize up and not be free enough to spin     By Mark van der Feyst | Fire Engineering Not every fire department will encounter fire department connections (FDC) in their response area. For ...

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The Memphis Regis Tower Fire Tragedy

A line of duty death anniversary     HighRise Ops Staff MEMPHIS, Tennessee – On April 11, 1994, at 0205 hours, a call was placed to the Memphis Fire Department from the security service for a high-rise apartment building in ...

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