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fire tower

[′fīr ‚tau̇·ər]
(building construction)
A fireproof and smokeproof stairway compartment running the height of a building.
(forestry)
A tower used to watch for fires, especially forest fires.

fire tower

In a building, a vertical enclosure (containing a stairway) having a fire-endurance rating sufficiently high to qualify as a fire escape.
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In August 2015, Jim Fox and the members of the Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower (FSFT) entered into a stewardship agreement with DEC to restore the tower.
Wind hits a tower first," says Leif Haugen, who has been a fire-spotter in Montana since 1994, working in one of the about 40 manned fire towers in the state.
It's pounds 10 to register and participants need to raise pounds 75 For more information on the Fire Tower Abseil call (01745) 343026.
Bill Starr knows the fire tower has a place in today's world.
The launch pad for Fire Tower Falls will be situated on the water park's Mountain Waves wave pool deck.
After an emotional and explosive confrontation with Marlea the night before she left for the fire tower, Percy is determined to forget Marlea.
Fire tower fans provide a positive air pressure into the tower, making it a smoke free environment during a building evacuation.
from the side of the pumper, carry the ladder into the fire tower, place it against the back rail of the first landing and continue up the inside stairwell to the fifth floor where a monitor observes the candidate's arrival.
Upslope running fire to the north" and "Get engines to Fire Tower Road for structure protection" particularly stood out.
The photo of the summit features the new mountain fire tower, the building of which -- as well as the summit's recent overhaul -- was a project overseen by Mr.
If you join a free docent-led tour, you can climb the fire tower at the top, where the views become jaw-dropping.