Tag Archives: “firefighter safety”

The Ides of March

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   Operational Safety Here are five (5) NIOSH Firefighter LODD Event report summaries for incidents that occurred in the March 4th through the 8th time frame in the years 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008.    Take the time to look over the event summaries, discuss and comment on the factors that lead to the events and the […]

Stakeholder Comments Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

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Stakeholder Comment on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) Progress and Future Direction The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program is seeking stakeholder input on the progress and future directions of the NIOSH FFFIPP to […]

Engineered Floor I-Joists and Firefigher Safety: Basic Insights

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Take the time to review these video clips and gain some new insights or refresh and reinforce your past knowledge of engineered floor systems, assemblies and tactical safety considerations.

Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer and Command Preparedness

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With so many changes (budget cuts, staffing reductions, reduced training, etc.) in so many fire departments, it is critical for fire fighters to focus on their own survival on the fire ground.

Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Report Issued

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report examining the details of firefighter injuries sustained on the fireground or while responding to or returning from a fire incident. The report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to NFIRS , was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is further evidence […]

2011 FDNY Symposium

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2011 FDNY Symposium Schedule/Topics Tuesday March 15 08:30 – 8:45  Welcome and Introduction by FDNY Commissioner and Chief of Department. 08:45 – 10:00   The latest building trends in construction and technology including ‘Green Buildings” and how they impact on firefighting operations –Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora 10:00 – 12:00  FDNY Firefighting Procedures and the different tactics […]

Five Alarm School Fire, Philadelphia

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A fast-moving fire at a Philadelphia (PA) elementary school, which challenged PFD  firefighters early this morning, has finally been placed under control. Crews responded out to the 5100 block of Warren Street in the city’s Parkside section just before 6:00 a.m. after a passing police officer noticed flames coming from the Global Leadership Academy Charter […]

USFA Releases Provisional 2010 Firefighter Fatality Statistics

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has announced there were 85 onduty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2010, a 6 percent decrease from the 90 fatalities reported for 2009.The 85 fatalities were spread across 31 states. Illinois experienced the highest number of fatalities (9). In addition […]

Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

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If you’ve been paying attention to the latest news and on the job reports these past few days, you may have noticed there’s been an emerging trend evident in near miss, close-calls resulting in maydays, RIT deployments and self-rescue resulting from floor compromise and floor collapse.  As I was doing some research and posting links […]

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Taking it to the Streets with Christopher Naum   Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror On Your Street, In Your City, Across the Country, Around the WorldTM  Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 […]

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