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Near Miss Report of the Week: 18 October 2017

National Near Miss News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:38
SUMMARY An EMS response for a possible stroke patient turned out to be an exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). A CO monitor attached to an EMS bag alerted the crews and they took immediate action ...
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Ladder Bail

National Near Miss News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:43
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? The incident occurred on a "Save Your Own" training prop. A 24-foot extension ladder was beneath the base of a second story window. The ...
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Indoor Use Of Outside Pesticides Produce Toxic Hazards

National Near Miss News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:05
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Six-story apartment with a light haze of smoke coming out of a 2nd-floor apartment.                  Event Description ...
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Indoor Use Of Outside Pesticides Produce Toxic Hazards

National Near Miss News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:05
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Six-story apartment with a light haze of smoke coming out of a 2nd-floor apartment.                  Event Description ...
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Near Miss Report of the Week: 11 October 2017

National Near Miss News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:10
SUMMARY With an overturned boat about 2.5 miles off shore and water temperatures below 60 degrees, the department launched its fireboat to rescue three people reported in the water. The ...
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Safety Zone Compromised by Oncoming Traffic on Highway MVC

National Near Miss News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:51
EVENT NARRATIVE   Event Description Units were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) on an express highway, during our winter weather season. The battalion chief was ...
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Near Miss Report of the Week: 4 October 2017

National Near Miss News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:30
SUMMARY This week’s report has been provided by Injury Prevention Systems and FitResponder.com . They specialize in reducing firefighter injuries through functional movement, patient ...
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Overturned Tractor Trailer Powered by CNG

National Near Miss News - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:49
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? On scene with an overturned tanker truck with one occupant still in the cab.   Event Description The first ...
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Anhydrous Ammonia Stored in Propane Tanks at Meth Lab

National Near Miss News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:56
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Anhydrous Ammonia Stored in Propane Tanks at Meth Lab   Event Description Individuals involved in the illegal ...
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Defibrillation Fire

National Near Miss News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:53
EVENT NARRATIVE Initial Size Up Units responded to CPR in progress Event Summary While transporting a cardiac arrest patient to the emergency department, the ambulance crew ...
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Odor Investigation Misleads Responding Crew

National Near Miss News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:40
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Suspicious odor, possibly natural gas, at a six-story complex   Event Description Units responded to an odor an ...
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Flash Burns Cause Eye Injury

National Near Miss News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:24
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Electric pole arcing causes flash burns and eye injury.   Event Description Units responded to a manhole fire ...
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Automobile Drove Through Accident Scene

National Near Miss News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:37
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? We had two cars involved in an accident in the middle of an intersection. All patients were outside of the vehicles and sitting on the ...
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Panel Falls Off Apparatus Nearly Striking Vehicle

National Near Miss News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:13
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description The truck crew was traveling eastbound on the interstate, just west of an interchange with another interstate. While we were driving, a metal shroud ...
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Backing Apparatus Nearly Compromises Firefighter Rolling Hose

National Near Miss News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:47
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Car Carrier Tractor trailer with brakes on fire and fire spread to several vehicles on the trailer. The vehicle was in the emergency ...
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Captain Barely Escapes Flashover

National Near Miss News - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:05
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Structure fire in a single wide mobile home with smoke and flames coming from the bravo side window and unknown occupants.   Event ...
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SCBA Component Failure Causes Leak

National Near Miss News - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:18
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Training evolution   Event Description We arrived on the training scene to do a search and rescue class. Two firefighters ...
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Near Miss Report of the Week: 27 September 2017

National Near Miss News - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:37
SUMMARY Operating on any emergency scene always involves risk, sometimes more than others. In this week’s report, fire crews working to handle an overturned propane tanker were put in a ...
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Vehicle Comes Close to Accident Scene

National Near Miss News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 23:27
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Two vehicle accident, on the shoulder, shutting down the number two lane.   Event Description We arrived on scene ...
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Wrong Rope Selection Puts Water Rescue At Risk

National Near Miss News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:06
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? A car was submerged in a fast-moving creek. It was unknown whether the car was occupied or not.   Event Description ...
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