Tragic London Fire Raises Questions About ‘Stay Put’ High-Rise Safety Rule

By | June 19, 2017

  • June 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Things that make you go hmmm says:
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    Might just be me but if a building is going up in flames I’m not going to “stay put”. Survival instinct is to run from danger not hang around for it to find you.

  • June 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    albertas says:
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    The overwhelming # occupants/tenants in bldgs over 7 stories know not of the building protections and how they are designed to work, and with minor exceptions, could care less. Been in Safety/Health and LC/Risk Management for over 44 years + three years in war zones. I will preach whatever management instructs me too but will, after all is said and done, “beat feet”. Better to be found dead in stairwell. And if you talk to the deceased from the Twin Towers I have no doubt they will tell you the same.

  • June 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    Roto says:
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    It sounds like a Bad building.
    The owners and buildings might be in trouble.

  • June 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    Nancy says:
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    As long as I was able to walk, I would head to the stairs & take my chances there. I think the owners of this building are in big trouble. It was horrifying to watch on TV.

  • June 20, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Baxtor says:
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    If I lived or work that high up, I’d buy parachutes for me and my family. You know the ones that base jumpers use. Get some lessons on how to use it and if trouble starts below me, head to the roof and if we have to jump, we’ll have the chutes. I think every high rise should instruct their residents above 5 floors to have these. I’d rather take my chances jumping with a chute vs having to jump because of the heat to my death.

    • June 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm
      SGoebel says:
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      There’s a backpack out there called SkySaver (saw it in the SkyMall magazine) that has a cable and a speed-regulated descent mechanism. Basically strap yourself into the backpack (it has leg straps too), attach the end of the cable to something that won’t come loose, and go! I want to say their biggest model is good for about 20/21 stories. It’s about $1500 which most would say is out of their price-range… but if there was a vendor in a building that was currently on fire, everyone would be in line to swipe their credit card!

  • June 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    leonardo1515 says:
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    The recent history of catastrophic building fires and failures i.e. World Trade Center et al informs us differently. In any and every case, whether the MGM Grand, WTC, Grenefell or any others, you get out of the building or you die, there is no in between.

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:30 am
    DC says:
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    I’d rather die by trying to escape than do nothing and die.



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