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Manitou, Incorporated

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 43 library holdings
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Surrey Fire Service high-rise fire service study, City of Surrey, British Columbia : final report( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-rise buildings are challenging and complex environments for fire services. From their inception, they posed difficult challenges - time and effort required to ascend to the fire, coordination of occupants on multiple floors, and reliance on building standpipe systems for firefighting. The earlier generation of high-rises used very conservative structural design and had an inherent degree of compartmentation consisting of masonry walls separating offices or tenants. The review was generally confined to North America, although there is a considerable fire record in high-rise buildings around the world. This is by no means intended to be an inclusive or systematic review, but is intended to demonstrate some of the challenges facing fire services in these structures. The vast majority of fires in high-rise buildings escape major media attention, and incidents causing one to two deaths or injuries are not uncommon, and more often than not do not gather national media attention
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