Safety - Near Miss

Left Turn From Station Nearly Results in Collision

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:42
EVENT NARRATIVE                 Event Description We were pulling out of the station in the ladder truck to go to the grocery store. The weather was changing over from snow to ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 21 FEBRUARY 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:44
SUMMARY A training drill involving a single firefighter deploying a ground ladder takes a serious turn. When the dust clears, the injuries run deeper than damaged pride. EVENT ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 14 FEBRUARY 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:21
SUMMARY While preparing to attack a vehicle fire, a crew heard an explosion. An exploding gas strut narrowly missed a firefighter, but he received minor injuries when he was hit by flying ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 7 FEBRUARY 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:56
SUMMARY While investigating a report of smoke inside an apartment, a crew is exposed to pesticides that were intended for outdoor use. EVENT DESCRIPTION Units responded to a ...
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Snow and Road Conditions Cause Apparatus to Slide During Fire Attack

National Near Miss News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 23:55
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? We found a small outdoor shop fully involved upon arrival. It was a defensive fire.   Event Description On a ...
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Sliding Glass Door Failure Drives Firefighters Off Balcony

National Near Miss News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 01:09
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Four-story garden level apartment with fire showing from Charlie Side on all four floors. The fire was reported to have started from a ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 31 JANUARY 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:58
SUMMARY Most of us test fire hose and apparatus pumps annually, and it’s probably looked at as a routine task. What looks routine can be more dangerous than it seems. Stored pressure and ...
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Gas Shock Fails Prior to Attacking a Car Fire

National Near Miss News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 23:28
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Vehicle fire. Event Description A civilian driver had noticed his car was producing smoke and pulled off onto a side ...
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