High-rise building fire safety concerns

High-rise buildings are designed to be fire-safe. But, because they may contain large numbers of people, and

because of the building’s tremendous size, emergency response is difficult and the potential for major incidents is great.

Due to equipment limitations, firefighters cannot rescue you from any balcony or window above the seventh floor. Also, rooftop helicopter rescue is dangerous. Firefighters must use interior firefighting and rescue tactics.

Click here to view the Toronto fire & Safety document for more information