Similarities and Differences Exist in the Tactics Used To Combat HighRise Fires ana LowRise Fires

Given this, safe evacuation is hampered too, a multiplicity of occupants, seeking exit as quickly as possible through stairwells and elevators.
Due to its vertical structure, a high rise building threatens that fire will move upwards, this rules-out more usual methods of vertical ventilation (breaking the glass from the floor above risks spreading the fire to upper levels.) These limits use to horizontal ventilation, considerably increasing the time needed to deal effectively with fire. Travel-time in reaching the fire (or a medical emergency), bears consideration too, given potentially restricted access and delays in reaching upper floors, and whether aerial ladders can reach necessary heights.

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