Thursday, December 30, 2004

Fighting High Rise Fires in Chicago

From an article in today's Chicago Sun-Times by Mark Konkol
Here are the recommendations from the Witt Commission following the Cook County Administration Building fire of October 2003.
"*Creating a more extensive study guide and training program aimed at getting building owners to prepare more effective emergency action plans, including evacuation procedures.
*Developing a new "high-rise incident command order" that requires command staff to know where disabled building occupants are, and deploying more rescue personnel to search stairwells and "refuge areas."
*Training the entire department on protocols when responding to a high-rise fire."
The question that remains is will they create a similar list following the LaSalle Bank Building fire?


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