High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Vertical ChallengesJack Murphy
High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Vertical Challenges
Learn how to manage and respond to all-hazards events within the high-rise environment with High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Vertical Challenges.
Tracy, Murphy, and Murtagh dive into what cognitive command is and how it played a role in many high-rise fire cases.
High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Vertical Challenges is a must-get guide for any fire professional, building owner, the building construction community, system engineers, property managers and future students of high-rise buildings.
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Fully agree. Great book and fully up-to-date.
Thanks Paul. I always find it helpful to understand the operation tactics of fire fighters in designing fire safety system and evacuations
Jack Congrats on the publication of your high-rise book. It is clearly going to be one of the most influential fire service texts of the century. I want to wish you, Jerry and Jim the best of luck at the FDIC. This is going to put the 3 of you ‘on the map’ forever.
More like an encyclopedia really. You guys did some research and have written quite the resource.
Just got the book today. So excited to dive into it. A lot of work was put in by you all and now will be considered the “Bible” for high-rise fire and life safety. Thank you so much for the opportunity to contribute means so much.
I have just started the deep dive into the book; I look forward to the beginning and end, and everything in the middle. I know this was a long time coming, but the body of work is a testament of time. Congratulations on your achievement and another well needed contribution to the mysterious world of high-rise buildings. I could not be any prouder to call you my brothers, friend and mentors. I cannot extend my thank you beyond words, but something felt deep inside.
Received by copy of the High-Rise Buildings – Understanding the Vertical Challenges. This book is to high-rises as the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook. Great for fire inspectors as it ties the fire codes appliable to a high-rise building. It is awesome master piece!
Any book that offers over 700 pages of such important information for fire officers and fire protection personnel, just has to be considered a "bible" of knowledge. I have to say this newly published book is high value for the cost, and should serve in any library or office of those whose role is linked in any way to high-rise fire protection, intervention or prevention. The authors Jerry Tracy, Jack J. Murphy and James .J Murtagh, who are all highly experienced retired senior Chief Fire Officers, take us on a route through the vertical challenges in tall buildings. Wherever you are based, the history of code developments and firefighting tactics will offer meaning and develop your level of understanding of the key principles involved in protecting such buildings. It's great to see this paragraph 9.9.2 within - "it will be reiterated and emphasized throughout this book that stairwells must be protected. Every effort must be made to maintain them free of smoke since they are considered a vital refuge and evacuation resource for the occupants. There will be instances and conditions in which a decision to shelter in place is not an option, and stairwells will be vital in the evacuation mode chosen by the IC".
Tracy, Murphy and Murtagh captured the very essence of what the vertical challenges really are. Moreover, the book is well written to the point that it doesn't read like a text but more like a story. While it presents at a higher level, it's understandable at its very core. Highly recommended for any fire service personnel with the high-rise fire or emergency challenges and for high rise building managers and senior staff.