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  1. Fireground Size-Up: High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Feb 2010

    MICHAEL A. TERPAK Fires in high - rise buildings under construction present ..... building’s top floor in all high - rise buildings under construction. It is ..... Firefighters who frequent high - rise buildings under construction will often

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

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Apr 2013

    codes and standards governing high - rise buildings and their fire suppression ..... Standpipe systems in many high - rise buildings are divided into zones to ..... right. Fire pumps in modern high - rise buildings are extremely reliable when

  1. WHY CANT THE FIRE SERVICE EXTINGUISH FIRES IN HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS ?

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Dec 1995

    SERVICE EXTINGUISH FIRES IN HIGH - RISE BUILDINGS ? BY VINCENT DUNN There is ..... service extinguish fires in high - rise buildings ? Some reasons follow. Height ..... Rockefeller Center and other high - rise buildings are installing communication

  2. WTC: LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL AND HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Apr 2002

    World Trade Center (WTC) and high - rise buildings in general. Here are the ..... was great pressure to get high - rise buildings built and to eliminate "burdensome ..... have not been conducted. All high - rise buildings move in the wind. This is

  3. High-Rise Fires Cause Quarter Billion in Property Damage Each Year

    Online Articles

    Fri, 9 Dec 2011

    reported structure fires in high - rise buildings per year with an associated ..... to fire tend to be lower in high - rise buildings than in shorter buildings ..... reported structure fires were in high - rise buildings . Usage of wet pipe sprinklers

  4. High-Rise Fires Cause Quarter Billion in Property Damage Each Year

    Online Articles

    Fri, 9 Dec 2011

    reported structure fires in high - rise buildings per year with an associated ..... to fire tend to be lower in high - rise buildings than in shorter buildings ..... reported structure fires were in high - rise buildings . Usage of wet pipe sprinklers

  5. Fire Prevention and Protection: Chicago Alderman Opposes Sprinkler Installation in High-Rises

    Online Articles

    Tue, 16 Jul 2013

    sprinkler systems be installed "retroactively" in all high - rise buildings , even those constructed before 1975, according ..... damage and lives lost in these types of fires, high - rise buildings should be outfitted with safety measures like sprinklers

  6. Firefighting News: High-Rise Fire Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Firefighter Crew Sizes, Elevator Use

    Online Articles

    Wed, 10 Apr 2013

    When responding to fires in high - rise buildings , firefighting crews of five or six members -- instead ..... regardless of whether a building is actually sprinkle red." High - rise buildings now dot the U.S. urban, suburban and even rural landscapes

  7. Ozonelink Publishes a Whitepaper on High-Rise Building Evacuation

    Online Articles

    Mon, 9 Aug 2004

    increased terror threat towards high - rise buildings and financial centers worldwide ..... currently more than 88,500 high - rise buildings located in more than 7,000 ..... boast having over 2,000 high - rise buildings in their limits alone. Other

  8. Wind-Driven Fire Research: Hazards and Tactics

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Mar 2010

    DANIEL MADRZYKOWSKI AND STEPHEN KERBER Fires in high - rise buildings create unique safety challenges for building occupants ..... driven fires are not just phenomena that occur in high - rise buildings . The same hazards can occur in single-family