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Wind, Fire, and High-Rise Buildings: Firefighters and Engineers Conduct Research to Combat a Lethal Threat

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Author(s)

Daniel M. Madrzykowski, Sunil Kumar, Prabodh Panindre

Abstract

In December 1998, three New York City firefighters were making their way along a corridor to reach a burning apartment on the top floor of a Brooklyn building. The occupant had fled and left the door open. The firemen were trying to reach the apartment to close the door. That would give them a measure of control over the situation. It would reduce heat in the corridor, and let them and their colleagues get into position to fight the fire as they had been trained to do.
Citation
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

corridor, death, high rise buildings, fire fighters, heat release rate

Citation

Madrzykowski, D. , Kumar, S. and , P. (2010), Wind, Fire, and High-Rise Buildings: Firefighters and Engineers Conduct Research to Combat a Lethal Threat, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905582 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 1, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017