Mumbai high-rise fire: Challenges in firefighting
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Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- The fire at Mumbai's Avighna Park that claimed one life has once again turned the spotlight on fire safety in high-rises buildings.
In cases where a tall building's internal firefighting system is not working, the Mumbai fire brigade has to rely on its own firefighting equipment. Experts say the major challenge in this is physically carrying the equipment to the top floors of the building. If the fire breaks out on higher floors which are not within the reach of the fire brigade's turntable ladders, external support (from outside the building) to control a raging fire is non-existent, and rescue operations become tougher, according to them.
The tallest turntable ladder available with the Mumbai Fire brigade is 90m lon...
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