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Expect Fire: Remembering Asheville, North Carolina and Captain Jeff Bowen

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    On this day a response to an AFA turned deadly       On July 28, 2011, a 37-year-old career captain died and 9 fire fighters were injured in a 6-story medical building fire while searching for the seat of the fire. At 1228 hours, dispatch sent four companies (2 engines, 1 truck, […]

January 2020 On-Duty Deaths

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  An increase compared to past Januarys   The first month of 2020 ended with nine on-duty deaths as defined by the United States Fire Administration.      This is the highest January total in six years, but only one of the fatalities involves a victim killed inside a burning structure.  Fatalities related to vehicles […]

The Minimum Standard

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  Most people don’t wake up and decide they want to suck.

One Out of 93

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It was a good and bad year for the U.S. fire service  

On-Duty Deaths, January – June 2017

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  In terms of data, the fireground has been relatively safe so far

Is it right? No, but it is real.

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  No one at all can say they operate in complete, perfect safety  

Check the Stairs

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  A life might depend on the follow-through

April 2016 On-Duty Death Details

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  Another violent EMS incident

Taking Advantage

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  Making a lesson out of every opportunity

The 9 Most Dangerous Things That Firefighters Do

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  One view of some of the dangers we face

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