"Paul. Very true. This is one example of many tens of thousands of highirse fires annually. Maybe I should say that most times we can handle the situation with a smaller line but even in our large city we are limited to what we can carry up so we…"
"Great response everyone! Just off shift and not much sleep again so spare with me.
We all seem to be on the same page. FYI, my scenario on a horizontal blow torch was 100% true and was a 30 MPH wind driven residential high-rise fire which started…"
"High-rise glass curtain wall construction can self-ventilate well below flashover temperatures. Although life safety is first, it's of the utmost importance to contain and extinguish a self-ventilated high-rise fire. A larger diameter line may…"
"Amazing! It's great the comments that seem to be from experience high-rise members but its obvious most are only opinions and are way off, especially with the recent test results showing the dramatically increased temperatures during…"
"This was a terrible tragedy and we will never forget those lost, 3 Firefighters, countless injuries, over 100 million in property damage and over 4 Billion in civil damages. 11 hours and interior firefighting operations abandoned with no option for…"
"It’s a shame that a governments mismanagement and political selfishness and corruption results in jeopardizing the safety of its own people. Those same governments who have misspent and under managed need to start focusing on the safety and…"
"I Walmart on fire 1,000' in the air. Imagine a highrise office building (Class E) 100' X 100' which is 10,000 sq. ft with 10' ceilings. With one floor fully involved you would have 100,000' cubic feet of fire. A helicopter…"
"I know the company that makes the waterways for the crane. Very impressive piece of equipment but I feel that there are other options which won't cost millions of dollars for one piece of eqiupment and maintenance. IFEX tech above reads that…"
"Hi Rescue 1,
My Name is Adam Russell and I am currently enrolled in a Fire Prevention class in the city of Santa Ana in Orange County California. I am researching the standpipe system at the Willis Tower for a presentation coming up this Monday. I…"
"Interior temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees are comparable to fighting a fire in a convection oven. Our PPE is designed to protect us for a few seconds at 2/3 that temperature. Imagine what a baked potato would feel like."
"The pre-installed systems in high-rises are set in serious about every 20 floors depending on the height of the building. Our pumpers usually don't even get into the standpipe system. Our city does have several high-pressure pumpers. They have…"
michael, brian, welcome to the group ,,,, this place can be fun and does have some interesting discussions ,,,, it's also cool seeing how other departments perform the same operations and i love looking at pics of different apparatus's used all over the world ,,,, word to the wise, if you trade patches be careful, there are a few people here looking to get one from ya and not send one back ,,,, i won't mail anything till i have something in hand now, but you do what you want ,,,, my goal is not to get a patch i do not collect them ,,,, but i will trade duty shirts from far away countries or people close that really want to trade and that's were i got BURNED ,,,, i'm just watching your back and given ya a heads-up, something all of us on the job do, it's what the brotherhood is all about ,,,, if you wanna add me as a friend, great, if not that too is OK, my message is intended to give ya a heads-up & welcome you to the site ,,,,
be safe and god bless , ,,,
Michael, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.