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HIGH-RISE BUILDING PROBLEMS, NFPA Publications Service Department, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02210; color, 17 minutes; $210.

Fire suppression and prevention techniques are depicted in this first training film about high-rise buildings. The inherent problems in tall buildings are described in relation to what they mean to the fire fighter.

HIGH-RISE BUILDING FIRE: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, NFPA Publications Service Department, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02210; black and white, 7 minutes; $110.

Through a rare stroke of fate, a photographer was on the scene when fire broke out in the 31-story Andraus Building in Sao Paulo and took 16 lives. Fire fighting, rescue activities and the progression of fire up the building are shown in the film. Scenes also show the use of helicopters to rescue persons who fled to the roof.

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THE ALARMING PROBLEM, Fire Service Extension, Fire Service Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010; color, 14 minutes; $150, 16mm or 8mm cassette.

The problems of fire alarm systems in buildings is the subject of this film, which stresses the need for a distinct interior fire alarm sound that is standard throughout the nation. The value of voice communications systems to aid in evacuating buildings is also among the problems covered in the movie.

HIGH-RISE BUILDING FIRE, National Fire Protection Association, 60 Battery march Street, Boston, Mass. 02110; black and white, 7 minutes; $110.

The spectacular fire in the 31-story Sao Paulo, Brazil, building and the rooftop rescues by helicopters are shown in this film. Scenes show the rapid exterior fire spread to upper floors.