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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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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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Standpipes 101, Part 2: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Always flow the proper amount of water at the right pressure     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering In Part 1 of this series, I covered the basics of standpipe systems such as National Fire Protection Association codes, types ...

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Standpipe 101, Part 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Everything is interconnected, and firefighters cannot make decisions without the proper knowledge     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The late Andy Fredericks once said: “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end ...

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