More Firefighter Safety

The Seat Belt Pledge: Why You Need To Sign It


As Ladder 1 made a right-hand turn on to 3rd Street, the rear door opened. Brian lost his balance and fell backward from the truck, striking the back of his head on the roadway. 

Reducing Injuries: Putting the Effort Where It Counts


Fire departments that are interested in using a proactive risk management strategy should review ways to fully integrate the approach to make firefighters aware of the intent of such efforts. 

The Three Cs


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

Using a Risk Management Approach to Reduce Firefighter Injuries


Recently, a team of researchers set out to see how a risk management approach might be successfully implemented by firefighters.

Virginia Significant Injury Report


Details from Loudoun County fire that injured seven firefighters, six significantly. 

Fire Editor 360: PPE and Excuses


An interesting video find that will surely find its way into your social media feeds one way or another.

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service


USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

Firefighter Fatalities


An examination of the latest information from the NFPA regarding on-duty firefighter fatalities.

Transforming Your Health!

09/01/2016 Jordan Ponder looks at ways to transform your health.

Air Management

08/01/2016 After learning more about the philosophy and reasons behind air management, one department felt obligated to push for change.

Should You Stay Home?

07/01/2016 Nicola Davies looks at how people who go to work when they should be at home can have a negative impact in the workplace.

Disrupted Sleep and Safety on Scene

06/01/2016 Nicola Davies looks at the impact that shift work has on firefighter health and safety and provides strategies for overcoming those risks.

Making an Impact

06/01/2016 Erich Roden speaks to Commissioner Joe Finn about the numerous changes being made to the Boston Fire Department.

Upstream and Downstream Threats

05/01/2016 Spring brings with it thawing and potential flooding. It is a dangerous time for some public safety dive teams that have experienced months of downtime with very little exposure to open water operations.

The Road to Resilience, Part 2

05/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the impact of potentially traumatizing events and strategies for dealing with the aftermath of critical incidents.

Managing Stress

05/01/2016 Nicola Davies provides a number of stress management techniques that firefighters can use to keep stress from overwhelming them.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 5

04/01/2016 Firefighters’ “little black book”: A pocket guide to safety

The Road to Resilience, Part 1

04/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the fact that, along with the stories of courage and bravery, there is a darker side to firefighting that needs some light shed on it.

Green Energy Threats

03/01/2016 Ronald Spadafora seeks to explain battery storage technology to fire service members to improve safety and efficiency on the fireground.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 4

02/01/2016 Stan Tarnowski shares his fourth set of 10 dos and don’ts for his pocket guide in this five part series.


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