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Fire on the 14th Floor in Fresno, California

Sprinklers help contain high-rise fire   HighRiseOps Staff FRESNO, California – ABC30 and The Fresno Bee reported on a fire in high-rise building in downtown Fresno on Sunday. Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Pacific Southwest building at approximately ...

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Rescues at Ithaca, New York High-Rise Fire

One rescued from fire apartment during fire in senior high-rise     HighRiseOps Staff ITHACA, New York – RochesterFirst.com reports that Ithaca firefighters responded to Titus Towers on South Plain Street for a fire alarm activation on Friday evening. Firefighters ...

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Deadly Fire Causes Inspection Law in Las Vegas Hotels, Motels, Apartments

Law targets properties built before 1981 that have four or more units     LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aging multi-unit and extended-stay buildings in Las Vegas that have been converted from motels or hotels to apartments will be regularly inspected ...

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Atlanta Firefighters Respond to Reported Explosion in High-Rise

Reported explosion in basement of a Midtown high-rise     HighRiseOps Staff ATLANTA, Georgia – The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that firefighters responded to an explosion in a Midtown high-rise building on Wednesday. Firefighters responded to the Town Square on ...

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Two-Alarm Fire in Richmond High-Rise

Smoke showing from the sixth floor     HighRiseOps Staff RICHMOND, Virginia – WTVR reports that Richmond firefighters fought a two-alarm fire at a high-rise in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood on Sunday. Firefighters responded to the Jackson Warehouse Apartments at ...

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Minnesota Senators Push for Sprinklers in State’s Public Housing High-Rises

Efforts come from 2019 fatal fire     HighRiseOps Staff MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Minnesota’s U.S. Senators joined state legislators to require fire sprinklers in public housing high-rise buildings. FOX9 reports that Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar are working to ...

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One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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The Floor Control Valve

When we have to control the sprinklers on the fire floor     Fire Engineering Paul Dansbach examines some floor control valve for sprinkler systems and how they might come into play during fire suppression operations.

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Arson in Washington Hotel, Homeless Shelter

Fire on the sixth floor in Renton     HighRiseOps Staff RENTON, Washington – Renton firefighters and police responded to the fire in a sixth-floor room inside the Red Lion Hotel on November 26, according to KING 5. The hotel ...

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