Changes in High-Rise Buildings: Is It Time to Change Your Procedures?

BY BILL GUSTIN In the fire protection field, few things stay the same for very long. This is particularly true with codes and standards governing high-rise buildings and their fire suppression systems. Fire departments should frequently assess the relevance of their standard operating procedures (SOPs)/guidelines (SOGs) to ensure that they reflect changes in codes and high-rise building systems such as elevators, HVAC, sprinklers, and standpipes. Revisions should also reflect lessons learned from research on wind-driven fires and positive pressurization conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as lessons learned from high-rise fires examined in fire s...

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