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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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South Burlington, VT High-Rise Pack

Build and Deploy     South Burlington Firefighters This video explains our high rise pack. It is divided into three sections, introduction, the build, and finally deployment. Each of our fire suppression pieces carries this hose load.

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Understanding High-Rise Stairwells

Proper stairwell identification and selection we can ensure the safety of all people throughout the building     By Guido Calcagno | Fire Engineering High-rise firefighting can present numerous dangers, concerns, and tactical obstacles that must be overcome to safely, ...

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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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New Ladder Trucks Helps Pennsylvania Firefighters with High-Rises

Wilkes-Barre firefighters train with new tiller     HighRiseOps Staff WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania – WNEP reports that Wilkes-Barre firefighters have been training with a new ladder with a truck at the Washington Square Apartments high-rise. “We’re here to set the ladder, ...

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The Memphis Regis Tower Fire Tragedy

A line of duty death anniversary     HighRise Ops Staff MEMPHIS, Tennessee – On April 11, 1994, at 0205 hours, a call was placed to the Memphis Fire Department from the security service for a high-rise apartment building in ...

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Fort Worth High-Rise Fire Floor Ops

High-rise training in Texas   Fort Worth Fire Department This video take a focused look at FWFD’s highrise fire floor operations.

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Limited Space Standpipe Hose Stretch

When all Else Fails Evolution     Fire Engineering When the fire floor is filled with smoke, all or a portion of the standpipe stretch will have to be laid on the floor below the fire. This can be problematic ...

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