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West Lafayette, IN High-Rise Training

Firefighter training grows with increased building construction Ryan Delaney – The West Lafayette Fire Dept. is facing new challenges with the construction of taller apartment buildings. See how their high rise training is readying them for saving lives on the ...

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Coppell, TX High-Rise Bundle and Kit

Deploying, packing, and more   Coppell Fire Department – Coppell Fire Department Training Video – How to re-pack the 2017 High Rise bundle Deployment of the 2017 High Rise bundle Review of the most recent additions to the high rise ...

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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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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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