Jerry Tracy leads the Building Construction Awareness Project panel in a discussion about the legacy of this devastating New York City fire and its lessons for firefighters.
The workshop's focus will be on preparing "Battle Plans" for high-rise fires and other emergencies that are appropriate for the level of conditions you will face on the fire floor.
In high-rise buildings, the need for preincident planning and building intelligence is profound. Jack Murphy and Jerry Tracy on obtaining the info you need.
Those who own, design, and build high-rise buildings have failed to account for today’s fuel loads, the potential heat release rates, and the time to full fire involvement in the open spaces allowed without sprinklers.
The author concludes that making decisions that err on the side of safety do not mean you lack the courage to face danger. Instead, built-in disciplines of safety reduce the time needed to recover from unforeseen events when every second counts. GERALD TRACY
Jerry Tracy, a pioneer researcher in the areas of high-rise operations, firefighter safety, and contemporary fire tactics, was presented with the 2016 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday’s General Session.