Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 13 FEBRUARY 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:13
SUMMARY Ice rescues can be a high-risk, low-frequency occurrence in many regions of the country where freezing temperatures are common. Victims can quickly become hypothermic, and drowning is ...
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Roof Collapse During Trench Cut - With Video and Pictures

National Near Miss News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:24
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Two-story type three construction building with heavy smoke showing from the rear of the structure and the roof.   Event ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 6 FEBRUARY 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:59
SUMMARY When crews arrived at a two-story vacant structure with heavy fire showing from, they initiated a defensive attack. Well into the event and without warning, a wall collapsed, injuring ...
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Sliding Car Narrowly Misses Battalion Vehicle

National Near Miss News - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 21:25
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Units responded to an accident involving two passenger vehicles and a semi on the interstate. Visibility was poor because of blowing ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 30 JANUARY 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 19:57
SUMMARY When we conduct live fire training, what kind of fuel do we use? Is it propane, straw and wood pallets, or something else? Do we ever consider how much of a difference it can make? ...
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Ground Ladder Training Incident

National Near Miss News - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 14:28
EVENT NARRATIVE What was your initial size up? Training event. Two firefighters injured while practicing removing a victim down two side-by-side extension ladders when the ladders ...
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Stacked Pallets of Wet Baled Paper Become Collapse Hazard

National Near Miss News - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 13:36
EVENT NARRATIVE   What was your initial size up? We arrived with the first-in engine officer advising of fire in the "B/C" Corner loading dock area of a 200,000 square feet single ...
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MAYDAY Activated During Training Fire

National Near Miss News - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 13:07
EVENT NARRATIVE What was your initial size up? Two recruit firefighters became lost and disoriented during a "live fire" training evolution. Enter a summary of ...
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Hoarder House Inhibits Egress During Evacuation

National Near Miss News - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 10:32
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size up? Two-story single family dwelling (victorian style early 1900s home) with heavy smoke coming from the 2nd story. Initial reports of ...
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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 23 JANUARY 2019

National Near Miss News - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:24
SUMMARY Look, listen and look again! This concept is the theme of this week’s Report of the Week. The report reinforces that firefighters must maintain acute situational awareness during ...
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Helmet Hardware Entangles Recruits During Live Fire Training

National Near Miss News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:29
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Multi-story burn tower, with fire in multiple locations during a training evolution. Class "A" fuels, with moderate heat and smoke ...
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