The fire department will need more manpower and 15 people will now be on scene for a fire. With high-rises, any building over seven stories, crews are required to have 21 people. The extra staff is to carry equipment like hoses, air packs and extra gear.
With high-rises, crews don't have time to run back down to get something. When they answer a fire, they're expected to bring with them everything they may need.
One advantage to new taller buildings is state-of-the-art equipment. Sprinklers and built-in hoses are installed to keep fires small and under control until crews can respond to the scene.
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