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Finding the Fire

Finding the Fire

Locating the fire in a high-rise building is challenging but crucial. Stretching hoselines in high-rises is...

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High Rise Buildings and W...

High Rise Buildings and Wind, A Perfect Storm?

We know that high-rise fires can be challenging, to say the least, due to the complexity of the buildings...

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Elevator Use in High Rise...

Elevator Use in High Rise Firefighting Operations

While your departments SOP’s may differ, here is a look into when, and how, to use the firefighters...

Preplanning for Vandalized FDCs

Thanks to the Internet, firefighters have access to hundreds of videos and articles on high-rise operations—tactics,...

Preplanning for Vandalized FDCs
posted on: Dec 17, 2012

Don’t Come Up Short!

Hello brothers and sisters! In this article I would like to give you another “nugget” of information that can be...

Don’t Come Up Short!
posted on: Dec 3, 2012

The Fire Alarm Panel

Most new high-rise buildings—and some older, updated ones—are equipped with certain building systems that can be...

The Fire Alarm Panel
posted on: Nov 15, 2012

The Standpipe Equipment Kit

Hello brothers and sisters! In our discussion of engine company standpipe operations on this site, we’ve covered a...

The Standpipe Equipment Kit
posted on: Oct 24, 2012
One for the Little Guys

One for the Little Guys

posted on: Oct 11, 2012

The information provided in this article will show how 1¾-inch and 2-inch hose can be used for high-rise firefighting under specific conditions....

“We Need Help Up Here!”

“We Need Help Up Here!”

posted on: Sep 25, 2012

One of the biggest challenges for the incident commander (IC) at a high-rise incident is dealing with the abundant calls for assistance upon arrival....

The Stairwell Stretch – Part 2

The Stairwell Stretch – Part 2

posted on: Sep 13, 2012

In my last article, I introduced the concept of the stairwell stretch—when and how to use it, and how to estimate the length of hose you’ll need....

A Small Department Approach to High-Rise Fires

A Small Department Approach to High-Rise Fire...

posted on: Aug 29, 2012

To an officer or firefighter in a small department, a serious fire in a high-rise building can present unique challenges. Captain Will Anderson of...

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