• High-Rise Firefighting

    High-Rise Firefighting

    Vincent Dunn, a former F.D.N.Y. Deputy Chief, reported in his newsletter nearly a decade ago, “There is a deadly trend...
  • High Rise Rescue

    High Rise Rescue

    According to the 9/11 Commission and the NIST report, at least 1,984 people were trapped and subsequently died at or...
  • The Skyscraper Defense Act

    The Skyscraper Defense Act

    The purpose of this bill is to insure the safety, security, and defense of high-rise buildings from acts of terrorism,...
  • Skyscraper Defense Teams

    Skyscraper Defense Teams

    Imagine a special team of super elite commandos that have been specifically trained and equipped to eradicate terrorist, fight fires, and rescue...
  • The Skyscraper Defense Report

    The Skyscraper Defense Report

    Ever since 9/11 there has been a debate as to whether the fires could have been extinguished on that tragic...
  • Friend or Foe?

    Friend or Foe?

    Revisiting the question posted by Vincent Dunn, ‘Are Architects, Engineers, and Code writing officials friends of the firefighters?’


    There are International Codes for nearly every aspect of towering skyscrapers except for Skyscraper Defense.
  • ‘Green Revolution’

    ‘Green Revolution’

    Retrofitting our nation’s skyscrapers and incorporating ‘Green Technology’ into future designs is a matter of ‘National Security’.
  • The Looming Threat

    The Looming Threat

    According to intelligence sources, the chances of America suffering another 9/11 level attack is not a matter of ‘if’, but...
  • Years Later-What Has Changed Since 9/11/01?

    Years Later-What Has Changed Since 9/11/01?

    By Vincent Dunn Deputy Chief, FDNY, (Ret)…The firefighting strategy of “defend in place” (extinguishing a fire while occupants remain inside...
  • 2010 World's Tallest Buildings
  • Madrid Towering Inferno