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Fire Suppression Systems: Valves

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This is the second of a four part video series on the function and components of fire suppression systems. Part 2 will examine the function and requirements for ...

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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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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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When Does A Fire Pump Test Header Become a Wall Hydrant for Firefighting?

Using a pump test header     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) uses a fire pump test header manifold as a water source in a massive transit bus facility devoid of hydrants within ...

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Honolulu Condo Sprinklers PSA

360 Oahu condos without fire sprinklers     Honolulu Fire Department – In 2017, Phil Reller lost his brother and mother in the Marco Polo Condominium fire. Today, he’s asking condo owners in 360 buildings to install fire sprinklers in ...

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Fire on Eighth Floor of Albuquerque Senior High-Rise

Woman rescued from the fire floor     High-Rise Operations ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  –  KRQE reports that Albuquerque Fire Rescue firefighters rescued a woman during a fire at a senior high-rise. Firefighters responded to the Encino Terrace Apartments around 12:21 a.m. ...

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Sprinkler Save in Los Angeles High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 15th floor     LAFD – LOS ANGELES – Automatic fire sprinklers prevented tragedy in a downtown residential high-rise on February 4, 2020, when fire erupted on the balcony of a 15th floor apartment. LAFD Public Information ...

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Los Angeles Fire Revives Push for Sprinklers

Codes, exemptions, and older high-rises   By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents displaced when flames tore through a 1960s-era Los Angeles apartment tower and injured 13 people this week are wondering why the management company didn’t ...

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