USFA: High-Rise Fires Deadly to Elderly

October 2003
Fire Chief;Oct2003, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
Reports that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the results of a Fire Administration technical review of two 1998 high-rise apartment building fires predominantly occupied by elderly residents. Goal of providing lessons learned to fire departments nationwide; Details of the fires; Number of deaths caused by the fire; Damage to property.


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