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Atlantic City Preps Firefighting Plans For Revel Casino

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Atlantic City firefighters are making plans to protect what will be one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings.

The 710-foot-tall Revel casino is scheduled to open next May.

Fighting a fire will rely on sprinkler systems and internal pipes, as well as scores of firefighters working from inside the building.

The fire department’s tallest ladders can only reach 100 feet.

Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The Press of Atlantic City his department is already planning and training for Revel.

Among New Jersey skyscrapers, only the 781-foot tall Goldman Sachs building in Jersey City is taller than Revel.

There have been no major fires at any Atlantic City casino since legalized gambling began in 1978.

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