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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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"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.
The land, which is entirely fenced and being leased at present for cattle farming, includes an airstrip, a fire tower, catch pens, barns, lakes and gravel roads.
They had no means of communication except on the top of the fire tower. The forester who usually sat there was not on duty during the war, and the room was locked up.
Oden Corporation, 199 Fire Tower Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150.
(The Statue of Liberty was the nation's first lighthouse powered by electricity.) Constructed much like a forest fire tower with the sides enclosed with planks of pine lumber, the Ship Island lighthouse was a popular tourist attraction.
Percy Turner, turning 30, is spending yet another five months alone, perched at her fire tower in the vast thickets of the northern Alberta forest.
Fire tower fans provide a positive air pressure into the tower, making it a smoke free environment during a building evacuation.
City of Cleveland,(17) one event challenged was a preemployment test for firefighter candidates requiring that "...while wearing a custom-tailored self-contained breathing apparatus, candidates must drag two lengths of standard 2 1/2[inches] hose 180 feet (90 feet one way, drop coupling, run to the other end of the hose, pick up and return 90 feet, drop coupling in designated area), run 75 feet to pumper, remove a one-person ladder (approximately 35 lbs.) 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.
Playground equipment: 1) play set 1 piece, which includes: - tower with visor - 1 item - fire tower - 1 item - landing - 4 pieces - slide - 1 piece