No Room-and-Contents Fire in High-Rise Multiple Dwellings Is Routine

By Daniel SheridanOf course, we have routine room-and-contents fires on a daily basis in every corner of the world, but the potential always exists for one of these fires to turn very ugly quickly without warning. A wind-driven fire is our worst-case scenario at every high-rise multiple dwelling (HRMD). I recently spent a day teaching a class on HRMDs in a fairly large city on the West Coast.The day before the scheduled class day, I spent a few hours in the academy getting familiar with the city’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for these types of buildings. I asked some of the staff members at the academy to show me what type of hose they usually bring with them into these typ...

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