National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: SCBA Emergencies and Live Fire Training

Part of our initial training as firefighters is the process to effectively and efficiently don our personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Unfortunately, it is easy to become complacent and miss steps in this donning process because our minds may be drifting to that Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmosphere that we are about to enter. We are probably thinking about possible victims, hoseline selection, location of fire, crew integrity, etc. and just running on "auto pilot" when it comes to donning one of our most important pieces of equipment, our SCBA. In this week's featuerd firefigher near-miss report, the firefighte...

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