National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Lock Out, Tag Out

06/10/2010
Realistic training involves any number of opportunities to place firefighters and other emergency responders at great risk. The confined space drill involving an entryway is the bread and butter of any team that maintains a technician level personnel. As this week's featured firefighter near-miss illustrates, "watching out for the other guy" takes on a new meaning when it comes to lock out-tag out systems.Note: Brackets [] denote reviewer de-identification. Our battalion [number omitted] was doing a confined space training exercise at [location omitted]. We completed the company's briefing on the procedures for confined space entry, and they assured us that the space was made sa...

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