Drill Of The Week: Winter/Cold Weather Operations

Brought to You by FirefighterCloseCalls.comWinter brings many special issues to firefighters faced with this climate. Ice and snow can slow responses, add weight to roofs, slow hose lead outs, and provide access problems for ventilation just to mention a few.Residents attempting to heat homes with auxiliary heating devices may not ventilate properly causing carbon monoxide problems or perhaps cause fires to start by placing kerosene heaters too close to combustibles. Other residents use electric space heaters and connect them to extensions cords not rated for such use, which can also lead to fires.Rescue calls for victims in/through the ice or other hypothermia related incidents are now a...

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