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High-Rise Fire Group

So many cities have High-Rise structures and the tactics used by various departments varies as much as the cities themselves. The group is designed to allow Metro-City and Big-City firefighters discuss this challenging aspect of our jobs.

Members: 170
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018

Discussion Forum

Ventilation 4 Replies

Started by Scott Collier. Last reply by Justin Smith Nov 16, 2011.

High rise fire 1 Reply

Started by Rafael Molina Astua. Last reply by Barry Harpur Sep 25, 2011.

High Rise SOP's 9 Replies

Started by Don Huneke. Last reply by Lt.Richard Sartorio M.D. May 20, 2011.

smoke movement in high rise

Started by MARTIN GUILBAULT Oct 1, 2010.

Twin donut roll and self locking twin donut roll 1 Reply

Started by Ben Winford. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Sep 23, 2010.

High Rise Fires - Train the Trainer 2 Replies

Started by Carson Cross. Last reply by Carson Cross May 12, 2010.

Denver FD high-rise pack 5 Replies

Started by Russell Grant. Last reply by Barry Harpur Apr 12, 2010.

evacuation of high rise building 5 Replies

Started by MARTIN GUILBAULT. Last reply by MARTIN GUILBAULT Jan 21, 2010.

NFPA 1710

Started by MARTIN GUILBAULT Dec 2, 2009.

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Comment by Claudio Cisternas Alvarez on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm
Sometimes evacuation is not the answer to all fires, sometimes evacuation can take more time than extinguish the fire...
Comment by MARTIN GUILBAULT on September 7, 2009 at 8:36pm
we are having big discusions in my FD about evacuation of occupants in HR fire. I need to know what are your SOP'S concerning evacuation of residential and commercial HR. In our FD presently we evacuate every one every time!!!
I'm not sure it is the best way to manage evacuation!

sorry for my poor english but in Québec, Canada it is our second language.

Comment by David DeStefano on August 20, 2009 at 7:22pm
Does anyone have any information about a study conducted by the Denver Fire Dept. on failure of PRV's in high rise buildings?
Comment by Michael Emillio on May 11, 2009 at 6:28pm
Thanks Chief.
Comment by Mike Walker on May 4, 2009 at 12:04pm
Hey Mike,

Welcome to the group. We do have a script, it is in the LOER Guide on your rig. Just look under the tab for the 4th Engine/Lobby Control.
Comment by Michael Emillio on May 4, 2009 at 10:31am

Hello from Oklahoma City. A Chief of mine started this group, and he would be good to comment here, but I'll see if I can beat him to the punch.

Our department's high rise policy states that a reconnaisance/search group will go as high as 5 floors above the fire floor to aid in evacuation (certainly more if conditions warrant it). Also, our lobby control is dedicated to the task of giving instructions about evacuation over the loud speakers if there are any. I know that you will hear from others shortly.

By the way, your English is very good.

Chief Walker, are we going to "script" the language for lobby control so that all those put in charge of such an important task are giving approved messages? It seems easy enough to put together a template which would make instructing sometimes panicky civilians easier for a guy like me.
Comment by Martijn Boeijink on January 2, 2009 at 12:06pm

In the netherlands we have allmost allways scissor stairways in high rise buildings.
If a operation is started from the stairways with an 2"hose and the door is open how are you shore that none of the evacuees is becoming in the same stairways, and use the orther stairways?

In the netherlands we don`t use evacuation with an elevator

As prevention systems whe nowe pressure stairways all stairways can stand 60 minutes of fire and we work 2 layers below the firelayer.

I hope everyone can read my english.

With Kind regards,


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