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State of Illinois Sponsored Fire Review.

For a copy of the 69 W. Washington report feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Frank Pons and Fremont Sheridan Properties for voluntarily retrofitting their high rise with fire sprinklers.

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Condo Lifestyle Public Information Spot

Taiwan High-Rise Fire





Fire Sprinkler Times High-Rise Issue 2002

 

Fire Sprinkler Times High-Rise Issue 2004

 

 

 

Dramatic Footage of Windsor Building Fire
(In PowerPoint)

 

Flashover Chart (PDF)

 

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NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA)
HIGH RISE BUILDING FIRES

SEPTEMBER 2001 REPORT BY JOHN R. HALL, JR.

 

In the high rise fire experience report, Mr. Hall states:

 

It is worth noting, in Table 1, that most high rise building fires and associated losses occur in apartment buildings. This may seem surprising, but it shouldn’t. Home dominate the U.S. fire problem so completely that it is always a good bet that any newly examined fire problem, unless it is one that cannot occur in homes, will have its largest share in homes.

 

One reason why we may not see the importance of homes in the high rise building fire problem is the unwritten rules of news reporting. When a fire occurs in a high rise office building, the fact that it is a high rise usually is cited prominently, often more prominently than the fact that it was an office building. For a high rise hotel or motel, the high rise reference is still likely to be prominent. For a high rise apartment building or hospital, however, the fact that it is a high rise will tend to be downplayed or omitted altogether. Even if a tall building is a tall building, no matter what is going on inside, when people think of a “towering inferno,” they typically think of an office building, or maybe a hotel.”

 

*All five 2003 residential high rise fires were relatively low key and not dramatically reported.

High-Rise Fire Safety

WITH

OR–

WITHOUT?

                                                                

RESIDENTIAL WITHOUT

COMMERCIAL WITHOUT

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL

SPRINKLERS

SPRINKLERS

WITH SPRINKLERS

August 4, 1999

6007 N. Sheridan

(2 killed)

 

January 19, 2002

3930 N. Pine Grove

(1 killed)

 

January 21, 2002

260 E. Chestnut

(8 Firefighters burned)

(1 killed)

 

June 27, 2003

South Beach Park Dr.

(1 killed)

 

October 2, 2003

6700 Oglesby

(1 killed)

 

October 29, 2003

7474 South Shore Drive

(1 killed)

 

May 16, 2006

Lincoln Park High-Rise

(1 injured)

October, 17, 2003

69 W. Washington

(6 Killed)

 

December 7, 2004

135 S. LaSalle

(37 injured)

April 4, 2002

1801 S. Michigan

 

VERSUS

 

NOTE:

 

 

NOTE:

Each of the above resulted in fire deaths, smoke and burn injuries, property damage and displacement. The last residents moved into 260 E. Chestnut during Fire Prevention Week of October, 2003.

 

High-rise fire caused by a candle falling into a bathroom wastebasket. A quick-response fire sprinkler activated and extinguished the fire. No injuries, deaths, or firefighter injuries.  No tenant displace-ment or business interruption.

 

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The water supply fire pump and standpipe are ready to have fire sprinkler cross mains and branch lines with sprinklers added to complete a fire sprinkler system.

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of conducting your life safety evaluation of your high-rise.

Other High-Rise News

 

Letters To The Editor

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Public Information

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High-Rise Radio Public Service Announcements

Dan Hermes

Dennis Mushol

Ed Prendergast

Maureen Marley

 

From left to right:

Ed Prendergast (FPE), Maureen Marley (High Rise Resident), & Dennis Mushol (High Rise Resident) are recording their radio public service announcements with WBBM.

From left to right:

Mrs. Maureen Marley & WBBM

Representative Linda Strom.

 

 

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