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Firefighter Falls From Bumper During Routine Work

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:06
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Firefighter fell under a vehicle in motion.   Event Description A three-man crew was operating an engine in a ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 20 September 2017

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:43
SUMMARY During training, a crew was charging a portable monitor when the appliance separated. Though there were no injuries, injuring one firefighter was possible. EVENT DESCRIPTION ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Runaway parade car

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:39
EVENT NARRATIVE Initial Size Up Numerous 10-12-year-olds in and around a vehicle before the start of the parade, including one child sitting in the driver's seat playing with controls. ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 13 September 2017

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:38
SUMMARY While fighting a rapidly moving wildfire, a crew working on a wildland engine in reduced visibility narrowly missed being run over by a dozer. EVENT DESCRIPTION ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Bailout Training Results in Equipment Failure

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:21
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Two story wood frame dwelling used for bailout training.   Event Description We had acquired a building for ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Apparatus Struck While Blocking at Incident Scene

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:26
EVENT NARRATIVE Initial Size Up Single car motor vehicle accident with injuries on the shoulder of a freeway. Event Summary Units responded to a report of a motor vehicle ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Energized Power Line at Structure Fire

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:29
EVENT NARRATIVE Initial Size Up Single story trailer fire, heavy smoke showing. Events occurred after a wind storm and because a tree branch had fallen on power lines. Event ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 6 September 2017

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 21:09
SUMMARY In today’s fire service, we’re tasked with an increased call volume, job-performance requirements and community involvement. This has created a culture of creative development that ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Apparatus Collision During Fire Response

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:19
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? We were dispatched for a residential structure at approximately 0700 hours in July 2017. Event Description My volunteer ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 30 August 2017

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:18
SUMMARY This report deals with the hazards encountered when trying to perform a rescue in moving water. One of the firefighters, who was wearing a life vest and playing the role of a victim, was ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Deep Fryer Left On Almost Becomes Kitchen Hazard

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 19:41
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description Around 11 pm a fellow firefighter and I decided to make deep-fried pickles. All was well with the pickles until it became time to clean up. Both ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss