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LODD Anniversary: High-Rise Fire Claims Texas Captain

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On October 13, 2001, a 40-year-old Captain (the victim) died and another Captain was injured while fighting a fifth floor high-rise apartment ...

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Firefighters Recover Bodies in Houston High-Rise Stairwell Collapse

Construction collapse killed three workers     HOUSTON (AP) — The bodies of three workers who were killed when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction were recovered Wednesday, the Houston Fire Department said. Firefighters spent several hours ...

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Three Dead in Stairwell Collapse at Houston High-Rise Construction Site

Collapse in the area of the 13th and 14th floors     HOUSTON (AP) — Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department ...

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Donated Prop Helps Texas Firefighters Train for High-Rise Fires

New tool for College Station firefighters   COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – College Station Firefighters have a new tool to help them train for fires. A local company donated equipment that helps them practice fighting fires in high rises. On ...

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Profile: Flower Mound, TX High-Rise Ops

A look at how FMFD trains     Town of Flower Mound – The Flower Mound Fire Department goes through extensive training to be able to respond to a variety of emergencies. In the latest “Hot Topics,” FMFD Battalion Chief ...

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Houston High-Rise Parking Garage Fire

Video and audio from a two-alarm fire downtown     Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle with permission HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) – A car fire that erupted in a parking garage next to a downtown Houston hotel on Sunday afternoon sent dark ...

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El Paso High-Rise Training

Highlights of high-rise training in Texas     El Paso Fire Department – EPFD Battalion 4 C-Shift High-Rise Training Here’s an awesome video of Battalion 4-C Shift’s High Rise Training yesterday. Shot and edited by EPFD LT A. Garcia.

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New Rig Helps Texas Fire Department Reach High-Rises

Woodlands Fire Department receives new Pierce tiller     By Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle WOODLANDS, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – The Woodlands Fire Department’s newest truck has not been put into use yet as department staff learn how to drive the ...

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Austin Fire Department Seeing More Residential High-Rise Fires

Fire department faces a growing skyline     AUSTIN, Texas (FOX7 Austin) – The Austin Fire Department said firefighters have responded to two high-rise fires in the last two weeks. In both cases, the fires started after someone threw away ...

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