Most died away from the scene than at the scene
Eight members of the fire service died while on duty
When the devil is in the details you have to ask “is the greatest detail being overlooked?”
Until we accept the fact that what happens to them can happen to us, there will always be a reluctance to learn from the lessons of others.
Shared post from Ray McCormack asks if your ‘chatter’ blocks message of NIOSH lessons.
The second incident involving multiple fatalities for the year and one firefighter killed during a search.
“Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice” shows the important work in the area of behavioral health as peer counselors helped firefighters deal with the loss of close friends and co-workers.
The second group of fatalities involved three vehicle collisions, two of which were POVs.
The first ten deaths involved a collapse; rapid intervention deployment and a 62-year old cadet.
We as a service need to be able to handle the tough criticism that goes with working in a life and death environment.