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Smoke Management in High-Rise Structures

Smoke Management in High-Rise Structures

Smoke Management in High-Rise Structures BY JOSEPH CHACON AND STEVE KERBER Excerpt from Fire Engineering.com Most modern building codes define a high-rise structure as a building greater than 75 feet in height from the lowest level of fire department vehicle access to the highest occupiable floor. When fires occur in high-rise structures, the responding firefighters […]

Standpipe Systems and Operational Insights

Standpipe Systems and Operational Insights

There are some discussions emanating and emerging regarding the Medical Center Fire in Asheville, NC that claimed the life of a highly regarded Captain and injured numerous firefighters. Emerging reports are discussing water supply, standpipe operability and integrity and deployment delays affecting fire behavior, growth, intensive and operational risks during the time in which water […]

Residential Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Residential Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Residential Fire Sprinklers Save Lives In 2009, only 20% of reported fires occurred in one- and two-family homes but these fires caused 70% (2,107) of all civilian fire deaths.  Homes also account for the largest share of civilian fire injuries and direct property damage.  Despite the fact that these figures represent improvement over the last […]

ENGINE COMPANY STANDPIPE OPERATIONS:PRESSURE-REGULATING DEVICES

ENGINE COMPANY STANDPIPE OPERATIONS:PRESSURE-REGULATING DEVICES

ENGINE COMPANY STANDPIPE OPERATIONS:PRESSURE-REGULATING DEVICES  FireEngineering.com Feb 1, 2005  BY DAVID M. McGRAIL For most in the American fire service, pressure-regulating devices and specifically pressure-reducing valves (PRVs) were virtually unknown prior to 1991. It was only after the tragic One Meridian Plaza high-rise fire, which occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 23, 1991, that PRVs […]

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems is a very useful manual that was developed and published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor for the purpose to increase the safety […]