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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 18 APRIL 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:45
SUMMARY The apparatus bay is a familiar place and one we like to spend time in. A quick exercise session, training, cleaning equipment—we log a lot of hours on the apparatus floor. Do we ever ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Exterior Wall Collapse at Structure Fire Traps Two Firefighters - With Pictures

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:10
EVENT NARRATIVE Initial Size Up We arrived to heavy fire showing from the rear of a Type 4 vacant building. The building was only accessible on three sides due to being located along ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 11 APRIL 2018

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:15
SUMMARY Positive-pressure fans are a tool you can find on many apparatuses. They can be used for a positive-pressure attack or simply to remove smoke from a cooking incident. Electric or ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 4 APRIL 2018

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:15
SUMMARY Positive-pressure fans are a tool you can find on many apparatuses. They can be used for a positive-pressure attack or simply to remove smoke from a cooking incident. Electric or ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 4 APRIL 2018

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:44
SUMMARY An EMS crew responded to a call where a woman had attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on pills. While they were assessing her, she reached into her purse and removed a loaded ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Aerial Ladder Damaged By Fire From Roof Collapse

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:20
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up?  The initial unit was on the scene with heavy smoke showing from a two-story house. Event Description  Our department was ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 28 MARCH 2018

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:59
SUMMARY Staffing the position of incident safety officer (ISO) has proven to be a lifesaving decision many times over. This week’s report profoundly illustrates that when firefighters are ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Collision with Skid Steer

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 21:56
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? This was a controlled burn that extended into piles of old tires, railroad ties, pallets and plastic water tanks. Heavy black smoke and ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss