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Grenfell: Survivors’ Accounts

Testimony from survivors of fatal high-rise blaze     Sky News – Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are giving evidence at the inquiry into the disaster. Relatives of those who died, as well as local residents, will also be ...

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Commissioner Cotton

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton, manager of the tragic high-rise fire   Sky News – The final week of evidence continues from London Fire Brigade. This includes firefighters who undertook active firefighting, control room staff and commanders who were ...

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Brooklyn All-Hands High-Rise Fire

Smoke throughout the 13-story building on West 25th Street     LOUDLABS NEWS NYC – CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn – On Saturday 9:30pm a mattress caught fire in the 4th floor stairwell of 2926 West 25th Street and lead to an ...

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Bright Lights, Big Drill

The Training Council focused on seven areas     By Aric Neuharth | FireRescue Magazine Volume 5 Issue 4 Las Vegas is the land of high-occupancy high-rises, each of which presents individual challenges to emergency responders. As a result, fire ...

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High-Rise 101

By Demetrius Kastros | Fire Engineering   “I have just one expectation. Everyone goes home safe in the morning, with no injuries or dangerous exposures. The rest is just part of the job.” I used to say this to my ...

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How Building Design Changed after 9/11

Understanding progressive collapse     Shih-Ho Chao, University of Texas Arlington (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) When buildings collapse killing hundreds – or thousands – of people, ...

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Disaster Communication Lessons from 9/11

Building resilience in your communication systems     (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Thomas Terndrup, The Ohio State University and Nicholas Kman, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) “The ...

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