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The Stairwell Stretch – Part 1

When facing high-rise fires that aren’t compartmentalized, fire attack teams must employ a stretch that both allows them to easily transport 2½-inch hose to the fire floor, but at the same time protects them from the fire until the hose is charged. This operation is known as the stairwell stretch; in this article, Dave McGrail introduces the stairwell stretch.

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The Apartment Stretch

Using the right tactics and equipment, firefighters can easily bring 2½-inch attack line and position it for use in attacking an apartment fire. Dave McGrail walks through the process.

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Ottawa High-Rise Fire Injures Two

Residents of 16 apartments will be out of their homes for several days after an overnight highrise fire on Ramsay Cres. The blaze was called in by several witnesses who saw smoke pouring from the 10th floor of the 15-storey ...

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