Thursday, January 09, 2014

An Explanation of How Fire Stairways Work.

There has been so much gossip and stories surrounding the fire in our building, where Daniel McClurg died, that I went looking for, and found, a good article about how these stairways work in fireproof buildings.

Firefighters used that stairwell for hoses because it was closer to the burning 20th-floor unit than a second stairwell. Because doors were opened for firefighters to access the stairwell, the attack stairwell filled with smoke that overcame the couple. McClung and his husband entered the stairwell on the 38th floor, but didn’t make it past the 31st floor.
Cohen remained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell on Monday, FDNY chief of operations James Esposito said.
McClung (right) and his husband Michael Cohen (center) got married near Boston in 2013. Cohen remains in serious condition as a result of smoke inhalation.

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McClung (right) and his husband Michael Cohen (center) got married near Boston in 2013. Cohen remains in serious condition as a result of smoke inhalation.

“I believe he is still in very serious condition in the hospital,” Esposito said.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-rise-fire-killed-1-caused-overloaded-power-strip-article-1.1567795#ixzz2puJJBRk6
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