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National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Fatigue

06/18/2010
We continue with the training theme this week. We will emphasize the impact fatigue plays when realistic, labor intensive scenarios are engaged in during the hot summer months. An excerpt of this week's event narrative appears below."A fellow firefighter and I were both previously certified from other departments. We were told to mainly help hump hose, carry pallets for fire growth, and assist when needed with interior situations to relieve the workload from the instructors. During a trip inside the burn building to carry pallets upstairs to the main fire, we both began to feel extremely warm. Neither of us considered anything about it other than it was mid-summer, mid-afternoon...

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