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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events”

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four: “History Repeating Events” Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility Today is June 17th, the fourth day in the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. To many of you, today is unlike so many other days. Whether it’s going on or off-shift, going to […]

Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety

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Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Firefighter Safety; three functional domains common to the fire service, each having a profound influence and interdependent relationship to fire operations, safety and incident management. When we talk about structural fires, combat fire suppression and interior operations, the discussions tend to revolve around the issues affecting strategy and tactics, […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week; Day-One; What’s It All About

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Today is the first day of Fire and EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. Did you know that? If so, then you’ve already kicked off a full week of focused activities for your companies and personnel within your organization or in concert with your surrounding jurisdictions and agencies. If you haven’t AND haven’t heard about […]

Engineered Lumber ID Program: Enhancing Firefighter Safety, One Step at a Time

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The City of Greencastle, Indiana and the Greencastle Fire Department recently enacted and approved an Engineered Lumber ID Program consisting of a sticker that is used for quick recognization of potential Collapse Dangers associated with Engineered Lumber constructed buildings. The sticker is placed on every electrical meter of all residential & commercial buildings with Engineered […]


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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 […]

The Opposing Spectrum of Fire Service Safety Culture

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The Evolving Fire Service Safety Culture lies somewhere between two conflicting and opposing spectrums, marked by traditionalist emotions and conservative perspectives.It’s all about firefighter safety, survivability and doing the “job”; however we need to identify the common defining ground.. Let me offer this for consideration around the table today; Aggressive: Assertive, bold, and energetic, forceful, […]

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 […]

2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week

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Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility June 14-20, 2009 Plan, get involved, engaged and take responsibility…. Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility encourages chiefs and fire/EMS personnel to focus on what they personally can do to manage risk and enhance their health and safety. This year’s theme […]

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