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Technical Rescue at Philadelphia High-Rise Construction Site

Medical emergency on the 41st floor     HighRise Ops Staff PHILADELPHIA – CBS Philadelphia reports that firefighters rescued a worker onthe 41st floor of a Center City high-rise. Officials said the 60-year-old man was working on the new building ...

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Pennsylvania Firefighters Respond to Fire in High-Rise for Seniors

Small fire at Leighton Elderly Apartments     HighRise Ops Staff LEIGHTON, Pennsylvania – Times News reports Leighton firefighters responded to a fire at the Leighton Elderly Apartments at 101 South First Street. Firefighters extinguished a small fire according to ...

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One Dead in Pennsylvania High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 16th floor injured four others     HighRise Ops Staff TAMAQUA, Pennsylvania – PAHomepage.com reports that one person is dead and three others are being treated for injuries after a fire that broke out in a Tamaqua ...

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Glenside, PA: High-Rise Ops

How one department trains for high-rise firefighting     Glenside Fire Company Kevin explaining the thinking and actions behind a driver/operator’s duties on a high rise operation while Jack performs them. The pump operator always has one of the most ...

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Fire in Basement of Philadelphia High-Rise

Spring Garden residents evacuated     HighRise Operations PHILADELPHIA – WPVI reports that a fire in the basement of residential high-rise caused evacuations early Monday morning. Firefighters responded to Spring Garden at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately 4:00 ...

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One Dead in Scranton, PA High-Rise Fire

Fire began in a sixth-floor apartment     HighRise Operations SCRANTON, Pennsylvania – WNEP reports that one man is dead and over 100 occupants were evacuated due to a fire in a downtown high-rise apartment building. The fire on the ...

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Pittsburgh High-Rise Exercise

Inter-agency training for the high-rise fire     The Pittsburgh Fire Department, along with the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, and the Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania recently held a training exercise ...

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Pennsylvania High-Rise Fire, Homicide Investigation

One dead during 12th floor fire     NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA) — A fire in North Braddock has turned into a homicide investigation. Police confirm one person is dead. According to Allegheny County officials, firefighters were sent to the scene ...

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Fire Causes Evacuation of Pennsylvania High-Rise for Seniors

One person was injured in Ross Township high-rise fire     ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — One woman was taken to the hospital following a fire Tuesday afternoon at a senior high rise in Ross Township. A kitchen fire forced the ...

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Dozens Displaced by Philadelphia High-Rise Fire

Center City fire quickly knocked down     CENTER CITY (WPVI) – An apartment fire at a Center City high-rise forced dozens of people out in the cold. It happened at 13th and Walnut streets around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters ...

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