There are numerous buildings in the state that have only partial sprinkler protection or none whatsoever. Bill Gustin on what's at stake during high-rise fires in these structures.
On October 13, 2001, a fire in the a building at the Four Leaf Towers apartments in Houston, Texas, claimed the life of Houston (TX) Fire Captain Jay P. Jahnke. Read about the incident and some recommendations from NIOSH.
Ninety-three people have been taken to hospital after a 33-storey apartment building caught fire in the South Korean city of Ulsan, with three of them in a critical condition, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.
Trey Young relates how the death of a captain revealed gaps in the department’s rapid intervention team (RIT) preparation. The death moved his department to create a new RIT model.
The fire started at 400 East Randolph, located near Maggie Daley Park, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Most of the people injured suffered from smoke inhalation.
Training and communication were highlighted in rescues at Manhattan apartment fire.
Check out the July 2020 high-rise firefighting supplement, which features articles by Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail, Jimmy Davis, and Steve Heckman.
Investigators said an electrical issue was the cause of a fire that broke out at a senior assisted living facility in the Galleria area of Houston Tuesday night.
High-rise fires present a variety of situations that will require you to think outside of the box. Guido Calcagno reviews considerations for hoseline operations in high-rise fires.
Firefighters must prepare for the inevitable: a high-rise fire with inoperable elevators. Mike Posner looks at some fundamental elevator functions and how they could impact your operations.