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National Firefighter Near Miss Report: When an island isn't an oasis

By Amanda McHenryNational Firefighter Near Miss Reporting SystemThis week's featured report was selected from reports submitted during the week of August 10, 2008. The report is one of the more lengthy reports, coming in at just under 2,300 words for the event narrative. A key element to this report is the exceptional detail provided by the reporter. There are a variety of elements that can be explored as you review this report. There are key elements of communication, decision making, situational awareness, strategy, tactics, reading smoke, and teamwork that should make for an in-depth look at your department's culture, and your view of how you would respond to a similar incident. "...I ...

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