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Safety Tips from the Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council

High-Rise Safety

A high-rise building is a structure higher than the tallest aerial ladder can reach. Usually that is about seven stories high but can be less. Many significant fires have occurred in these buildings, claiming lives because most occupants were not prepared.
Preparedness and planning is key to escaping
Whether you live in a high-rise apartment or are temporarily staying in a high-rise building, remember these survival actions:

Use this high-rise safety checklist to assist with your safety:


Floyd Peoples, Chief Fire Marshal, Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department, 816-784-9100
Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council, 9550 W. 95th St., Overland Park, Kan. 66212