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High-Rise Ops: Door Size-Up

Hoseline adjustments based on door swing     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail discusses the importance of sizing up the apartment door and making adjustments to your hose stretch based on the swing of the door. These videos ...

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Honolulu Condo Sprinklers PSA

360 Oahu condos without fire sprinklers     Honolulu Fire Department – In 2017, Phil Reller lost his brother and mother in the Marco Polo Condominium fire. Today, he’s asking condo owners in 360 buildings to install fire sprinklers in ...

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High-Rise Tips: Stretching Upstairs

Minimize kinks and ease advancement     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes Revisited: Ray McCormack discusses a way of stretching a hoseline up a stairwell to minimize kinking and all for easy advancement of the line. These videos are for ...

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High-Rise Ops: The Apartment Stretch

Recon, drop points, and more     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Denver (CO) Assistant Chief Dave McGrail discusses high-rise apartment firefighting, including establishing a fire attack stairwell; the role of the truck company in recon; hoseline drop points; door ...

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Rescues at D.C. High-Rise Apartment Fire

People trapped in eight-story apartment building   (DC Fire and EMS, Twitter) Jonathan Franklin, WUSA9, with permissionWASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Several people were trapped in an 8-story apartment tower that caught fire Sunday afternoon in Southwest D.C., Fire and EMS officials said.According ...

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