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Flashover Inhibits Attack of Single Family Dwelling

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:59
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? Single-story residential structure, 25% involved, with working fire showing on arrival.   Event Description The ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Air Conditioner Falls from Window Striking Firefighter

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:03
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? A multiple story commercial structure with brick and metal siding constructed exterior walls. The daylight basement had an attached shop ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 15 November 2017

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:51
SUMMARY A mutual-aid department responded to a working structure fire. Accountability procedures for the two departments were different and they hadn’t trained together. This led to problems ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Lack of Gloves Results in Burned Hands at Structure Fire

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:41
EVENT NARRATIVE What was the initial size-up? The barn was about 50% involved with flames through the roof. There was an exposure to the west, a single-family dwelling that was in ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 8 November 2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:08
SUMMARY Any moving vehicle presents a life hazard—a fact sometimes overlooked when we’re not responding to an emergency. In this week’ report, a firefighter suffers significant injury while ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 1 November 2017

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:23
SUMMARY While our communications equipment can make our jobs easier and safer, failure of these systems can leave us frustrated and even helpless. EVENT DESCRIPTION My ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss

Near Miss Report of the Week: 25 October 2017

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 16:44
SUMMARY A routine department physical revealed a previously unknown and hidden cardiac issue. This condition could have been fatal had it not been detected. The reporter stresses the ...
Categories: Safety - Near Miss