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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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Manhattan: Fire on 22nd Floor

FDNY companies respond to Box 1206     FDNY Response Videos – Fire Location: 405 East 92nd St. Fire on the 22nd floor of a 25 story High Rise MD E-22,53,44,58 E-76(HR Nozzle) E-39(C.F.R.D) E-3 w/ HR 1 L-12,43,26(Fast) L-16,22 ...

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Firefighters Killed in High-Rise Fire in South Africa

Three dead in blaze in Johannesburg     JOHANNESBURG, South Africa –  Three firefighters are reported dead while battling a fire in a high-rise building, according to recent reports for TheSouthAfrican.com and other local news outlets. The fire occurred on ...

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Firefighters Injured in High-Rise Fire in Mumbai

Fire on the 12th floor of a residential high-rise     By ASHOK SHARMA NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday on the 12th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment c

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