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Chicago Firefighter Invents ‘Hero Pipe’ to Fight High-Rise Fires

By Benjamin Woodard on November 5, 2013 8:30am CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department’s newest tool to battle high-rise fires was invented by one of its own, Capt. Michael Wielgat. The 26-year veteran of the department has on his own time over the last eight years developed the device, a remote-controlled, periscopelike pipe that can extinguish high-rise fires from the floor below by ...

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