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Realistic Expectations for Standpipe Operations

Don’t just go through the motions   By Kyle Smith | Fire Engineering Standpipe operations for many in the fire service do not happen on a regular basis. Few would argue that they are not low-frequency / high-risk events. It ...

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Standpipe Operations

Engine company training with Bill Gustin     The Fire Academy Gustin his vast expertise in large building response to teach the best ways to use the structures standpipes when setting up attack hoselines. ATTEND COURSE Presented by Bill Gustin ...

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Fort Worth High-Rise Water Operations

Step-by-step of the initial setup     Fort Worth Fire Department Training This is the second video in our high rise fire video series. In this video we take a step-by-step look at the initial setup of the HR water ...

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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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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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Getting Familiar with Standpipe Systems

Training with Paul Dansbach     Fire Engineering Paul Dansbach looks at some of the details on a typical building standpipe system, including a combination sprinkler-standpipe riser, control valves, a pressure regulating device, and roof manifold.

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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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Standpipes 101, Part 4: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Often oversimplified but in fact very complex     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The first three parts to this series dealt mostly with issues for attack crews. However, standpipe systems are not just complicated on the attack end. ...

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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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