This manual provides an overview of historical high-rise fires, construction features, fire behavior, water supply, fire protection systems, elevators and escalators, evacuation procedures, preincident planning, incident command, strategy and tactics, and special situations.
Topics such as hazardous exposures, wind-driven fires, staging and communications, and working with fire protection systems are given special emphasis.
Chapters included in this manual include the following: 1. History of High-Rise 2. Construction and Layout 3. Fire Behavior 4. Water Supply and Standpipes 5. Fire Protection Features 6. Elevators, Escalators, and Stairwells 7. Evacuation and Human Behavior 8. Preincident Planning 9. Incident Command and Control 10. Strategy and Tactics 11. Incident Logistics 12. Special Considerations