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NIOSH LODD Report: Collapse at 140-Year Old Mill Kills Pennsylvania Firefighters


On March 22, 2018, two male career fire fighters, ages 50 and 29, died following a structure collapse while working to extinguish hot spots following a structure fire in a 140-year old mill building. 

Company Near-Miss Review: The Last Burn


I yelled to my nozzle firefighter, "We need to leave now." He didn't move, so I yelled again, "We need to leave now." 

LODD Anniversary: DCFD Cherry Road Townhouse Fire


After seeing the fire, the fire fighter stated that everything went black and he felt an intense blast of heat.

NIOSH LODD Report: Ohio Firefighter Dies after Being Struck by SCUBA Cylinder


The unsecured cylinder began to spin, rotate and bounce off the engine bay floor until it became an airborne projectile.

USFA: Emerging Health and Safety Issues Among Women in the Fire Service


Resources and recommendations that address long-term and emerging health and safety issues faced by female firefighters and EMS responders.

10 Mistakes SCBA Training Programs Make and How to Fix Them


Captain John Lukancic gives reasons why you should not be comfortable about your SCBA training.

The ABCs of Demonstration Drills


The objective is to transfer our skills to a specific building and interact with our community. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Firefighter Killed in Fall from Tower Ladder


FDNY firefighter died during an April 2017 fire when he was ejected from the platform.

Hoarding Search Tips: Knowing the Difference in Storage and Occupied


No matter what your staffing levels are firefighters need to adjust for the clutter and take into considerations when searching to give the occupant the best chance of survival.  

LODD Anniversary: Battalion Chief, Firefighter Killed in Church Fire, 29 Firefighters Injured


On March 13, 2004, a 55-year-old male career Battalion Chief and a 51-year-old male career master fire fighter were fatally injured during a structural collapse at a church fire. 

Thermal Imaging and Image Interpretation


We use thermal imaging cameras (TICs) to help us see where we are going, but what is it that we are really looking at? How are we interpreting the images we are seeing on the TIC?

LODD Anniversary: North Carolina Firefighters Killed in Mill Fire


Once it was realized that the crew was in trouble, multiple rescue attempts were made into the burning warehouse in an effort to reach the trapped crew as conditions deteriorated further.

NIOSH LODD Report: Georgia Firefighter Suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Station


The 44-year-old female firefighter had complained of burning in her throat.

Company Near Miss Review: Recognize, Decide, and Assign


As additional units began to arrive, the fire conditions worsened. This was noticed from the disposition of the smoke going from light gray to darker brown. 

The Power of Using Stories When Instructing


Students develop a sense of ownership in the story as they feel the emotions the story evokes.

NIOSH LODD Report: Massachusetts Firefighter Suffers Carbon Monoxide Toxicity


54-year old firefighter collapsed while performing overhaul during a March 2017 fire.

LODD Anniversary: Firefighters Killed and Injured in Texas Blaze


On February 15, 2013, a 36-year-old male career lieutenant and a 54-year-old male career lieutenant were killed and two career fire fighters were injured at an assembly hall fire.

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Hospital Response Case Study


A consolidation of events, actions taken, lessons learned, observations and hospital experiences.

Unprepared and Overwhelmed


Local officials (including school boards and law enforcement) must look at each of the points in the report and determine where your community schools fit in and make the changes as applicable. 

High-Risk Training in a Low-Occurrence Environment


The featured report this month involves a department training with new equipment using a haul system to lower a simulated patient from a building.


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