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  1. "Close Calls "

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jun 2003

    paid and volunteer, experiences " close calls ." I've been involved in a few ..... incident commander. Too often these close calls seem to "die" on the fireground ..... is killing us. Look at your close calls . Talk about them. Share them by

  2. Close Calls

    Online Articles

    Mon, 14 Jul 2003

    With my eye to the camera eyepiece, I was backing up to take the picture on page 306 of Building Construction for the Fire Service, Third Edition . Suddenly, I heard the imperative "STOP."

  1. Not Everyone Goes Home

    Online Articles

    Tue, 20 Apr 2010

    heroic firefighter line of duty deaths (LODDs) and close calls , as Billy Goldfeder knows, there are also cases where firefighters ..... case studies of line-of-duty deaths ( LODDs ) and close calls in-depth. “When you pull up and Mom is in front

  2. IAFC Launches Near-Miss Reporting System for the Fire Service

    Online Articles

    Tue, 16 Aug 2005

    Fire-Rescue International conference in Denver, CO. Firefighternearmiss.com will help the fire service track the close calls -incidents that did not lead to serious injury or death-and learn from these human errors to increase its overall

  3. News in Brief

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Oct 2005

    IAFC Launches Near-Miss Reporting System F irefighters can report “near-misses,” or “ close calls ” through the Web-based National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System at www.firefighternearmiss.com/. The new site was officially introduced by its host, the International Association of Fire Chiefs

  4. Journal Entry 2, October 2010: Confined Spaces: A Quick Drill and Review

    Online Articles

    Thu, 7 Oct 2010

    There's been a rash of deaths and close calls recently when firefighters respond to incidents in confined spaces. Ron Kanterman advises firefighters to review their confined space rescue procedures and make sure everyone knows the drill.

  5. Coordinated ventilation has a role

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    the fire becomes more visible and is safer to approach with a charged handline. Some have recently begun attributing close calls and line-of-duty deaths to leaving the entrance door open and are developing guidelines dictating that the door

  6. The Art of the Third Due: Being Prepared to Turn the Tide

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    beating all to the scene and being "first due" despite odds that they will not. We have witnessed the tragedies and close calls of wrecked or overturned apparatus and ejected firefighters. Some in the line fire service would loudly bellow or frankly

  7. P5 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    The days of lighting off an acquired structure and making a 911 call to see how folks respond are over. Documented close calls and line-of-duty deaths have occurred when responders en route did not know they were traveling to a training call

  8. Firefighter Survival - SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter's Survival School

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    to consider and fully understand these tools' capabilities and limitations resulted in poor operational practices, close calls , and near-misses that could easily have killed us. Similarly, many firefighters have lost their "survival skills