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Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is committed to reducing firefighter fatalities and injuries. As part of that effort, the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival (SHS) Section has developed DRAFT “Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting” to provide guidance to individual firefighters and incident commanders regarding risk and safety issues when operating on the […]

FDNY Disciplines Seven Officers in Fatal Deconstruction Blaze

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FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA ANNOUNCES PENALTIES AGAINST SEVEN FIRE OFFICERS AFTER REVIEW OF DOI REPORT ON FIRE AT 130 LIBERTY STREET Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced that two fire officers have been permanently relieved of their commands and reprimanded, and five chief officers have also received reprimands, in connection with their failure to insure required […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three: “Dynamic Management of Risk during Combat Fire Engagement” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Of the four (4) Key Focus areas in this year’s Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, that include Safety, Health, Survival and Chiefs, the focus area of Structural Size-Up […]


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There are NO Routine Calls

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The Next Step; Size-up Must Evolve into Dynamic Management of Risk during Fire Attack

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The Next Step; Size-up must evolve into dynamic management of risk during fire attackThe continuing emphasis on improving our safety culture and the reemergence of “safety” as a strategic pillar is evident in current fire service operations and initiatives. The 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (LSIs), first developed in 2004, provide a basis to further […]

Fire Service Safety, Extinguishment, Tradition, Culture

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Must read postings related to Fire Service Safety Culture versus the Culture of Extinguishment…Read on Follow the Yellow Brick Road By Chief Art Goodrich Borrowing and paraphrasing a comment made by FDNY Lt. Ray McCormack, I would wonder in his safety culture if I were the Cowardly Lion for a lack of courage, the Tin […]

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