Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 93 - High Rise Operations

Having a thorough knowledge of a high-rise building’s systems is important. Improper or careless ventilation techniques may be disastrous to both occupants and firefighters.


Drill #93: High-Rise Buildings

Modern technology and energy codes have created many hazards for the firefighters in high-rise buildings. Having a thorough knowledge of a high-rise building’s systems is important. Improper or careless ventilation techniques may be disastrous to both occupants and firefighters.

The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about the exercises, and how they may apply to your company. But, just don't read them. Get moving. Head to an appropriate area and train.

Post the information in prominent places in your stations so it's readily available for review.

Please remember to check your Standard Operating Procedures or Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) before using the drill.