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NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 12 DECEMBER 2018

9 hours 13 min ago
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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Crew Uses Cribbing To Stabilize Aerial Ladder During Inspection with Pictures

9 hours 37 min ago
EVENT NARRATIVE Event Description A tractor-drawn aerial truck experienced a catastrophic mechanical failure of the hydraulic outrigger and aerial ladder components during an ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Heat Stress Overcomes Responders During Tank Car Rescue with Pictures

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Skylight Hazards on Commercial Fire with Pictures

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Personal Vehicle Rollover Responding to Call

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 5 DECEMBER 2018

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Overturned Butane Highway Cargo Truck Puts Crew At Risk- With Pictures

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Overturned Butane Highway Cargo Truck Puts Crew At Risk- With Pics

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Apparatus Check Identifies Valve Problem

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 28 NOVEMBER 2018

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 21 NOVEMBER 2018

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 ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss