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Marijuana Grow House Produces Unforeseen Hazards

National Near Miss News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:42
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? One-Story Strip mall with smoke showing from the A-Alpha side of the building.   Event Description My department ...
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Butane Hash Oil Explosion Compromises House

National Near Miss News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 22:03
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? One-story duplex with visible smoke showing from the building.   Event Description My department responded to the ...
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Marijuana Laced with PCP is Trouble for First Responders

National Near Miss News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 21:33
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description Our engine arrived on location (law enforcement notified). A man was seated in the driver seat of his vehicle at a busy intersection around ...
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Marijuana Grow Facility Overcomes Inspector

National Near Miss News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 20:48
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description Part of the routine day-to-day duties of the Fire Prevention Bureau of my department is Marijuana Code Enforcement. The legalization of marijuana ...
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Ladder Bailout Training Injures Firefighter

National Near Miss News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:19
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description This near-miss happened during our regularly scheduled training night. The focus of the training was on "ladder bailouts" from a second story ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 12 DECEMBER 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:50
SUMMARY Responding to any call requires the most accurate information available. When the incident involves technical rescue, every element of the response requires extra attention, from call ...
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Crew Uses Cribbing To Stabilize Aerial Ladder During Inspection with Pictures

National Near Miss News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:26
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description A tractor-drawn aerial truck experienced a catastrophic mechanical failure of the hydraulic outrigger and aerial ladder components during an ...
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Heat Stress Overcomes Responders During Tank Car Rescue with Pictures

National Near Miss News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:32
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Confined Space Rescue inside a Liquid Asphalt Tank Car, two victims. Event Description Firefighters responded to a ...
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Skylight Hazards on Commercial Fire with Pictures

National Near Miss News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:50
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Multiple units on scene of large commercial building with light smoke showing from side Charlie.   Event Description ...
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Personal Vehicle Rollover Responding to Call

National Near Miss News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 22:23
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Crews were responding to a fully involved structure fire in a mutual aid district.   Event Description ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 5 DECEMBER 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:26
SUMMARY This week’s ROTW stresses the importance of establishing an effective safety zone on the scene of a motor vehicle collision (MVC). EVENT DESCRIPTION My crew ...
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Overturned Butane Highway Cargo Truck Puts Crew At Risk- With Pictures

National Near Miss News - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:17
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? An MC 331 overturned near an off-ramp. There was no release from the Butane cargo tank. Approximately 150 gallons of diesel spilled from ...
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Overturned Butane Highway Cargo Truck Puts Crew At Risk- With Pics

National Near Miss News - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:17
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? An MC 331 overturned near an off-ramp. There was no release from the Butane cargo tank. Approximately 150 gallons of diesel spilled from ...
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Apparatus Check Identifies Valve Problem

National Near Miss News - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 01:32
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Apparatus Check   Event Description It was noted during truck checks that the tank fill valve was operating ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 28 NOVEMBER 2018

National Near Miss News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:15
SUMMARY Wind changes can come quickly, and we may not always have prior warning. We need to be ready to react, because one thing is certain: the fire will change. EVENT ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 21 NOVEMBER 2018

National Near Miss News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 20:32
SUMMARY This week’s ROTW highlights how easy it is for first responders to find themselves torn between a decision to mitigate and a time-consuming evacuation. EVENT ...
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