National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Every Breath You Take Counts

09/25/2009
Recently, there is more emerging information and research on the contents of smoke, which has been redefined from today's combustibles. If given the right conditions the products of fuel combustions are at a different level, as well as the toxicity of today's smoke far surpasses the smoke of previous generations. Here's a portion of this week's featured report:* Brackets [] denote reviewer de-identificationCrews from my [number deleted] battalion responded after midnight to a reported shed fire. Upon arrival they found a motor home with a large adjacent shed heavily involved. A defensive stance was the only option. They overcame the common obstacles found in a relatively remote setting wi...

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