Firefighter Safety

NIOSH LODD Report: Delaware Firefighters Killed in Collapse

On September 24, 2016, a 41-year-old lieutenant and a 51-year-old senior fire fighter died due to a floor collapse in a row house at a structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Cadet Dies During SCBA Maze Training

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

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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: Cardiac Arrest at New Hampshire Brush Fire

Findings from a July 2014 on-duty death in New Hampshire.

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

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

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.

Not Just for Interior Attacks

Carl Nix examines how thermal imaging tools aren’t just for interior attacks.

A Cohesive Strategy

Dena Ali examines strategies for improving wildfire management.

Choosing the Right Ground Ladder

If you are throwing ground ladders regularly, whether in training or at incidents, the ladder selection could come instinctively. However, if you are not doing this so regularly, perhaps a simpler approach could help.

Line of Duty Deaths

Delaware LODDs: The Impact on Your Department

We are pleading with you to take this information and genuinely evaluate yours and each of our departments.

NIOSH LODD Report: Delaware Firefighters Killed in Collapse

On September 24, 2016, a 41-year-old lieutenant and a 51-year-old senior fire fighter died due to a floor collapse in a row house at a structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Cadet Dies During SCBA Maze Training

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

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 Response

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).

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

Technology and Communications

Infrared Energy and Solar Loading

A review of the basics of thermal imaging technology and terms.

Stay Safe and Train Every Day

Three-pass scans, preflashover situations, fire attack, overhaul, search and rescue, hazmat calls, motor vehicle incidents, and heat pattern identification are all areas where TICs are useful at in...

A False Sense of Security

With all the latest technology in the fire service, the TIC may be the one tool that can cause firefighters to feel overconfident and make mistakes.

Change 4 Change

High school students can be engaged in safety efforts in a creative way that just might save a life one day.

In the News

Carl Nix examines how to use the thermal imaging camera to avoid coming back to the fire scene to extinguish a reignited fire.

 

Training

Delaware LODDs: The Impact on Your Department

We are pleading with you to take this information and genuinely evaluate yours and each of our departments.

NIOSH LODD Report: Delaware Firefighters K...

On September 24, 2016, a 41-year-old lieutenant and a 51-year-old senior fire fighter died due to a floor collapse in a row house at a structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Cadet Dies During...

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

NIOSH LODD Report: Los Angeles Firefighter...

Read the contributing factors and lessons learned from a June 2017 line of duty death.

UL FSRI: Study of Fire Service Training En...

Fire conditions produced by three fuel packages were utilized during the experiments - one containing furnishings composed primarily of synthetic materials and two containing wood-based fuels compl...

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