How Safe Are You if There’s a Fire in Your High-Rise Building?
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SIGNIFICANT FIRES IN MULTIPLE FAMILY OCCUPANCIES
CFD District Chief Dan Cunningham addresses media after fire at Hancock Center garage (Chicago Sun-Times, February 11, 2018)
Honolulu High-Rise Fire: Another Preventable Fatal Fire (PR-Newswire July 15, 2017)
Three killed in Honolulu skyscraper after tower with no sprinklers catches fire (Washington Post, July 15, 2017)
Fatal Grenfell Apartment Fire NBC 26 London (NBC, June 14, 2017)
Apartment Fire in London – 79 Believed Dead (NPR, June 14, 2017)
Sprinklers Help Extinguish Small Fire at Trump Tower (Loop North News, Feb. 26. 2016)
Condo Residents Disappointed with Building Communication During Fire in Chicago’s Marina City High-Rise (Loop North News, 02/26/15)
January 29, 2012 – 5415 N. Sheridan Rd Fire – 1 injured
December 10, 2009 – 260 E Chestnut Fire – 1 dead, 12 injured
February 21, 2012 – West Rogers Park (Chicago Tribune) Fire – 2 injured
July 11, 2011 – West Chicago Fire (CBS Chicago)
800 block of West Cornelia Avenue Fire – 1 injured
March 17, 1993 – Paxton Hotel (The New York Times) Single Room Occupancy Hotel Fire – 20 dead
Dennis Mushol’s experience with 2 different fires in his building, one of his neighbors died of of smoke inhalation.
Maureen Marley’s story. An apartment fire killed 1 neighbor and eight firefighters and destroyed the 14th floor that she lived on.
Ed Prendergast served as fire prevention engineer with the Chicago Fire Department for 30 years.