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CHECKING FOR FIRE SPREAD AT A HIGH-RISE FIRE

03/01/1996
CHECKING FOR FIRE SPREAD AT A HIGH-RISE FIREBY VINCENT DUNN When searching the floor above a high-rise fire for fire extension, firefighters must know exactly where to look. It is not a hit-or-miss operation. You cannot wander around a 20,000-square-foot floor area that has 150 rooms, cubicles, and spaces smelling for smoke. There are specific areas to which fire has spread upward at previous high-rise fires. Fire officers must know these locations and quickly examine them for fire spread. If firefighters discover vertical fire spread, they must quickly notify the officer in command so a hoseline can be stretched to extinguish the fire.WINDOW-TO-WINDOW FIRE SPREAD The most common type of ...

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