Firefighter Safety

NIOSH LODD Report: Tanker Backs Over Pennsylvania Firefighter

When the driver stopped the tanker, it had completely run over the left half of the fire fighter’s body. An ambulance was called that arrived within minutes but the fire fighter was pronounced dead...

Loading the Dishwasher and Other Hazards

Karen Jackson examines strategies for having a successful marriage while being a member of the fire service. 

Upstream and Downstream Threats

Spring brings with it thawing and potential flooding. It is a dangerous time for some public safety dive teams that h...

Firefighter Health

NIOSH LODD Report: Minnesota Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack after Fitness Training

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

The Warriors...By the Thousands

Nozzlehead looks at the continuing threat cancer poses to the fire service.

DCFD Kennedy Street LODD Report

Lessons learned on the anniversary of a firefighting tragedy,

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

A closer look at reported firefighter fatality on the hoseline data.

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Call for Help!

David McGrail looks at the need to establish mutual-aid agreements with neighboring departments and call for help early. 

Eating Away a Threat

Alan M. Petrillo looks at the story of a town where animals help reduce fire severity. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Chicago Firefighter Killed in Fall

Firefighter was killed after falling into an elevator shaft during a December 2015 fire.

Line of Duty Deaths

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NIOSH LODD Report: Tanker Backs Over Pennsylvania Firefighter

When the driver stopped the tanker, it had completely run over the left half of the fire fighter’s body. An ambulance was called that arrived within minutes but the fire fighter was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Antonio LODD Report

San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem was killed while battling a commercial structure fire.

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

Special Operations

Time Notifications

Les Baker looks at why departments should consider the use of time notifications at extrication incidents.

Southeastern Slide

Les Baker discusses a tactic to quickly and effectively move a side-resting vehicle with the use of struts and a pulling device such as a vehicle-mounted winch or come-along.

Haz-mat Responsetfdtcdfudr

David F. Peterson illustrates how responders can underestimate the power and capability of some hazardous materials.

Ladders Crews on the Hazmat Scene

Randy Frassetto covers how ladder companies can improve the safety and efficiency of a fuel tanker off-loading operation (hazmat incident).

Manatee Technical Rescue

Robin R. Gainey presents a study in how cooperation equaled success in Jacksonville, Florida.

Technology and Communications

No Smoke? Time to Use the TIC

How to use the TIC for fires that you don’t see—no smoke showing.

Finding the Funds

Finding resources to help fund the purchase of TICs is an investment every fire department needs to make.

We Are All Brothers and Sisters

Training Tips for the TIC.

Company Interoperability

Robert Policht looks at how communications, equipment, and training assist in effective company interoperability. 

Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

Captain Dena Ali shares what’s developing in wildland firefighter safety.

Training

NIOSH LODD Report: Tanker Backs Over Penns...

When the driver stopped the tanker, it had completely run over the left half of the fire fighter’s body. An ambulance was called that arrived within minutes but the fire fighter was pronounced dead...

FDIC International 2018 – Are You Ready?

Join 34,000 firefighters in Indianapolis this April for a world class conference & exhibition that will change your life.

The FDIC Experience

Reserve your spot before H.O.T. Evolutions and Workshops sell out!

 

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never...

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire...

Both Sides of the FDNY Black Sunday

Remember the fallen in your training by reviewing the lessons learned from the Bronx and Brooklyn line of duty deaths. 

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02/01/2018
Volume 13, Issue 2

In This Issue

Loading the Dishwasher and Other Hazards

02/21/2018

Karen Jackson examines strategies for having a successful marriage while being a member of the fire service. 

The Three Cs

02/21/2018

Rich Marinucci looks at strategies for incident safety officers to avoid the three Cs. 

N.F.L. (No Formal Leadership)

02/21/2018

Stephen Marsar examines the difficulties of making decisions in the fire service.

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