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Hoarding Search Tips: Knowing the Difference in Storage and Occupied

03/20/2019

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

03/13/2019

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

03/13/2019

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

03/07/2019

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

02/28/2019

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

Company Near Miss Review: Recognize, Decide, and Assign

02/27/2019

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

02/25/2019

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

02/25/2019

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

LODD Anniversary: Firefighters Killed and Injured in Texas Blaze

02/15/2019

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

02/12/2019

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

Unprepared and Overwhelmed

01/02/2019

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

12/27/2018

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

LODD Anniversary: Chicago Firefighters Killed, Injured in Roof Collapse

12/22/2018

On December 22, 2010, a 47-year-old male and a 34-year old male, both career fire fighters, died when the roof collapsed during suppression operations at a rubbish fire in an abandoned and unsecured commercial structure. 

LODD Anniversary: Firefighters and Children Killed in Iowa Fire

12/22/2018

On December 22, 1999, a 49-year-old Shift Commander and two Engine Operators, 39 and 29 years of age respectively, lost their lives while performing search-and-rescue operations at a residential structure fire. 

LODD Anniversary: Probationary Firefighter Killed in Texas Fire

12/20/2018

On December 20, 2004, a 24-year-old male career probationary firefighter died after he became separated from a fire-attack team at a two-alarm, single-story, residential structure fire.

Stay Safe and Train Every Day

11/30/2018 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 incidents.

NIOSH LODD Report: Maryland Firefighter Killed During Welfare Check

11/27/2018

On April 15, 2016, a 37-year-old male career fire fighter/paramedic was killed and a 19-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was seriously wounded when they were shot after a combination fire department was dispatched for a check on the welfare of a citizen. 

Delaware LODDs: The Impact on Your Department

11/19/2018

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

11/16/2018

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

11/07/2018

Contributing factors and lessons learned from a 2016 LODD.

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