Case Study Lessons Learned and Reinforced Residential High-Rise Fire in Denver
Assistant Chief Dave McGrail - Denver Fire Department (CO)
On December 10th, 2010, Denver firefighters responded to a reported fire in a residential high-rise building. Upon arrival, firefighters found a working fire on the 25th floor of this 26-story residential high-rise building. This case study will be a review of the lessons learned and reinforced from this fire incident. District Chief Dave McGrail from the Denver Fire Department (DFD) was the Incident Commander (IC) for this high-rise fire. He will outline the operation, and give attendees real world lessons on how to successfully and safely coordinate a large scale high-rise firefight. Engine Company, Truck Company, and Special Operations of the incident will be addressed, along with the overall Command and Control. Attendees will learn real solutions to real problems that can be applied at their next high-rise fire.