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Security and safety in Los Angeles high-rise buildings after 9/11

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Los Angeles.,
  • Los Angeles
    • Subjects:
    • Tall buildings -- Security measures -- California -- Los Angeles.,
    • Terrorism -- California -- Los Angeles -- Prevention.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRae W. Archibald ... [et al.].
      SeriesDocumented briefing, Documented briefing (Rand Corporation) ;, DB-381-BOMA.
      ContributionsArchibald, Rae W., Public Safety and Justice Program (Rand Corporation)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTH9745.S59 S43 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination73 p. :
      Number of Pages73
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3640692M
      ISBN 100833031848
      LC Control Number2002449077
      OCLC/WorldCa49911255

        High-rise office buildings and office towers are more at constant risk of criminal activity, even terrorist attack than other types of office buildings. For prominent buildings, extensive security precautions are often justified and there a number of things that can be done to prevent or minimize threats or actual harm to people and property.   Stairwell doors in the high rise were locked as a security measure. Security measures conflicted with fire safety and evacuation plans. Firefighters were delayed in gaining access to all floors. building’s 2, government workers called for an evacuation of the upper floors.

        After 9/11, many companies realized for perhaps the first time that they could be vulnerable, said Ray O'Hara, president of the security industry trade group ASIS.   High-rise buildings can present unique safety challenges during emergencies. According to the National Fire Protection Association, these challenges include including longer wait times for help, fire department accessibility, smoke movement and fire control. In addition, workers must go down multiple sets of stairs to evacuate the building.

      Obviously, 9/11 and anthrax attacks have pushed to the front a number of high-rise building security issues and have forced the evolution of the discipline to a new level. Certificate Required to Perform as a High-rise Life/safety Service. Certificate Required to Conduct Testing of Gas Detection System. Commercial High-rise Buildings less than 35 Stories in Height. Mandatory Drill. Los Angeles City Scope. Definitions. Definitions.


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