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IAFC asks for stand-down to pursue confined space training

08/01/2010
On June 1, the Safety, Health and Survival Section (SHSS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) urged all fire chiefs and officers “to immediately issue a stand-down in their departments in the light of two separate, but similar, confined space rescue incidents that nearly took the lives of several firefighters.”During the stand-down, departments are to postpone nonemergency tasks to focus on critical safety training in confined space rescue, and chiefs are requested to have all personnel immediately review and discuss applicable departmental policies and procedures to minimize the risk to firefighters in confined space and related technical rescue incidents.T...

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