Training for all Firefighters starts on the first day they are 'in the job' and never finishes. They have to learn very broad skill sets and apply them in the most demanding of circumstances.
One of the problems often associated with crews attending High Rise fires is unfamiliarity. Not that of the building or even the concepts and design of tall buildings. Its an unfamiliarity with fires in these types of building and how they differ (often fundamentally) from the fires they normally deal with.
How are High Rise Fire different?
Required training for ALL Firefighters