Author Topic: How high is high-rise?  (Read 1520 times)

Offline MJ101

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How high is high-rise?
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:47:37 AM »

In regard to the 10-76 and 10-77 codes, exactly how high does a building have to be, or how many stories does it need to have, to be classed as a high-rise? Are there guidelines or is it up to the incident commander? If there are guidelines (which I assume there are), what criteria are they based on? Is it defined by something physical like the number of stories, or is it based on the height at which they need the high-rise repeater to be able to communicate properly? Thanks in advance!

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How high is high-rise?
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:47:37 AM »

Offline vbcapt

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Re: How high is high-rise?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 11:14:09 AM »
It varies City to City.  In the FDNY I believe it's any building 100 feet and higher, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: How high is high-rise?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 11:29:32 AM »
generally 7 or more stories. this is also the requirement for a standpipe.