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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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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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The Fire Engineering 2020 High-Rise Supplement

Articles from Jerry Tracy, Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail and more   Click on the photo to open the supplement Fire Engineering Check out the July 2020 high-rise firefighting supplement, which features articles by Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail, ...

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High-Rise Ops: Broken Standpipe System

Overcoming a break in the piping     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and Oakland (CA) Lt. Daryl Liggins discuss the effects of a broken supply line from the FDC into the building and methods to overcome this problem. ...

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