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Managing Fireground Errors

03/01/2010
BY QUINN MacLEODOver the years, I have read, seen, and been involved in fireground operations that were littered with errors. With the help of www.firefighterclosecalls.com, www.firefighternearmiss.com, and other such Web sites, we can read about these from the safety of hindsight and hopefully learn something from others’ unfortunate situations. Incidents and training exercises can be the breeding grounds for errors. Fortunately, many of us, including me, have escaped witnessing a line-of-duty death (LODD), but we have seen fellow firefighters taken to the hospital in our own rescue units. When we examine the situation retrospectively, the number of errors present created a chain o...

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