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Scopes of Situational Awareness

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It is difficult even to expect these guys to be aware the situation that surrounds their operation if they are not competent and confident in the duty they are performing.

Lesson In Awareness: D.C. Rear Tenement

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There are rear tenements and then there are “rear tenements”. How would your department deal with this type of addition?

“Medical LODD Lessons? Screw it, who cares.”

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If firefighting were combat, would we read the lessons on what was killing 60% of our soldiers? What if they weren’t promoted?

Texas 2010 LODD State Investigation Synopsis

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For 12 minutes, Incident Command has called for the victim and captain 10 times.

Remain Calm, All Is Well

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There is enough excitement and confusion already, if we arrive and start screaming, yelling nothing will get done.

More ‘Bunkroom Articles’ From FDLiveIn.com

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Latest in managing a live-in program tackles the slow times in quarters.

Updated: Detroit’s New Vacant Building Policy.All Flash, Little Substance and A Big Loophole

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Detroit’s new broom (Fire Commissioner) attempts to sweep clean (on vacant building fires) with the wrong word usage and flimsy policy.

Bennett Winner and FDNY Medal Day.Are medals counter intuitive to safety messages?

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If, as the research in victim survivability profiling states, firefighters die for victims that could be deemed unsurvivable then what do the actions cited and awarded today in New York City say?

Oklahoma City Battalion Chief Mike Walker on ‘The Front Seat’

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Tune In! Chief Walker will discuss training to an acceptable level of performance as well as training methods and ideas he has been working with. We’ll also review several Firefighter Near Miss Reports and identify some common themes.

Amputees Challenge NFPA 1582

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Post this in quarters, particularly near the refrigerator and the TV. The majority of LODDs are due to medical issues. What does this challenge say to the firefighter with all his limbs attached when a amputee is in better possible shape?

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