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Stretching from the Street

There are multiple reasons why, in some situations, it is better to stretch from the street rather than use the standpipe system     By Anthony Rowett Jr. | Fire Engineering When the topic of operating in a standpipe-equipped building ...

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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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