Fire Apparatus Magazine

Fire Apparatus Magazine

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Michael Wielgat, right, demonstrates his Hero Pipe at the Fire Department Instructors Conference.
Fighting high-rise fires can be especially frustrating for firefighters unable to mount a direct attack on a fire that’s above the 12th floor. But thanks to the ingenuity of a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant, that job might be a lot easier.
The Hero Pipe (High-rise Emergency Response Offensive Pipe) is the brainchild of Michael Wielgat of Chicago, who designed it to be deployed on the floor below a fire to reach flames that aerial master streams can’t.
“The temperature in most high-rise fires can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, making hallways adjacent to these fires dangerous and inaccessible,” Wielgat said. “Firefighters had no way of safely accessing fires in the upper floors of tall buildings until the Hero Pipe.”

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