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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 24 APRIL 2019

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:44
SUMMARY Command and control (C2) are the backbones of running a safe incident. Without the C2 component, even the best-laid plans can and will fail. In this week’s report, we highlight the ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 17 APRIL 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:46
SUMMARY Mopping up after a grass fire requires us to ensure we have not missed any hidden embers. Due diligence in this matter does not need us to risk our safety for the sake of expedience. ...
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Broken Extrication Tool Becomes Projectile

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:03
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Small four-door sedan on its right side with two patients confined, one complaining of neck and back pain.   Event ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 10 APRIL 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:38
SUMMARY A hazmat team responded to a rescue for victims down in a tank trailer. The high heat and strenuous rescue resulted in a mayday. How do we manage risks at a confined-space incident? ...
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Frozen Hydrants Inhibit Fire Attack

National Near Miss News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:11
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? I responded to a 1 1/2 story wood frame residence with heavy smoke showing from the gable ends and roof. Enter a ...
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Basement Fire Smoke Explosion

National Near Miss News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 06:42
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? Two-story, wood frame residential structure with smoke coming from the eaves. Enter a summary of your event: The ...
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Chief's Vehicle Crushed by Tree

National Near Miss News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 05:36
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? A tree was down blocking roadway and traffic access. Enter a summary of your event: During a rather massive wind ...
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Firefighter Rescued From Frigid Water During Drafting Operation

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 23:34
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? Two-story detached garage with heavy fire and smoke showing from B/C/D sides. Enter a summary of your event: Upon ...
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Boot Catches While Exiting Apparatus

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 23:13
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? Single vehicle roll-over with two patients, one, still trapped Enter a summary of your event: My crew responded ...
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Tripod Collapses During Confined Space Rescue Drill

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 22:47
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? Student Rescuers were presented with a scenario of an unconscious worker 20 feet below grade. Other ...
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Driver Maintains Control Following Tire Failure

National Near Miss News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 22:21
EVENT NARRATIVE   Our crew was instructed to conduct the weekly vehicle run-ups. We drove our engine to the rest stop approximately three miles north of the department on the nearby ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 3 APRIL 2019

National Near Miss News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 00:05
SUMMARY When responding to a roadway incident, creating a safe area to for responders to work in is essential. Using apparatus to block and protect that area is a great technique and when done ...
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