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2008 Near-Miss Annual Report

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The 2008 Annual Report from the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has been released. 590 reports were posted, an increase from the 477 in 2007. A total of 2,149 reports have been posted to the site since 2005. Some interesting data from the 2008 Annual Report are: Firefighters and Company Officers account for a […]

Spring Training

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On Thursday, 12 February, the Red Sox struggled their way through an oppressive Florida winter to begin the first day of Spring Training. Last weekend, in the Washington D.C. area the thermometer hit the upper fifties and people could be found on The Mall in shorts and t-shirts. Spring, or any slight hint of spring, […]

PERI Symposium on Firefighter Deaths and Injuries

Review of the PERI “Reducing Firefighter Deaths and Injuries: Changes in Concept, Policy, and Practice” Symposium InformationNear the end of September 2008, the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) conducted an online symposium for the purpose of looking into how to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Being an online or virtual gathering, a total of 19 […]

To Stretch or Not To Stretch

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A tale of two engine bosses On 3 December 2008 a box alarm was transmitted for fire coming from the hot tub at 4806 Jamestown Road in Bethesda, Maryland[1]. Prior to units arriving, dispatchers transmitted the Rapid Intervention Dispatch and Task Force alarms. The reason for the quick additional alarms was most likely that the […]

Implied Communication, Updated

The following is about a fire where there are some questions within the department regarding the strategy and tactics used. This is only about the fireground communications and not the operations themselves. Link to the fireground transmissions can be found on STATter 911 or one of the individual department websites. Note, 6 August 2008. After […]

Have Tool, Will Destroy

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It is a common reaction on the fireground; give a member a tool and he or she will have a Pavlovian impulse to destroy something. The theory could be aligned to being on the truck (or squad) and having the assignment to “force” entry, “vent” the building, and “open up” for hidden fire. In some […]

Company Pride

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The purpose of this piece is to preface the online symposium “Reducing Firefighter Deaths and Injuries: Changes in Concept, Policy, and Practice”, from 22 September to 3 October 2008, by the Public Entity Risk Institute and the IAFC.Three months from now, after various national fire service organizations and departments have presented information ad nauseam about […]

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