FDNY High-Rise Operations Symposium

FDNY High-Rise Operations Symposium
March 19 & 20, 2009


The FDNY responds to more than two million calls each year. Many of these responses are in high-rise buildings.The information presented will assist Firefighters, Line Officers, Fire Chiefs, Building Managers and Fire Engineers create solutions to problems unique to high-rise buildings.During the Department’s 143-year history, we continue to develop more advanced procedures, tools and training.

FDNY Chief Officers currently operating as Incident Commanders will provide these lifesaving lessons and techniques.

The Wind-Driven Fire Study was supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for Firefighter Safety Research and Development. The study was a partnership project led by Polytechnic Institute of N.Y.U., the New York City Fire Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Topics will include:• Crane Collapses• Firefighting Strategies and Tactics• EMS Operations• Building Evacuations• Study of High-Rise Wind-Driven Fires • Planning for Terrorist & Haz-Mat Incidents• New Tools and Solutions

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EDUCATIONAL EVENT!
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