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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

    Wed, 28 Jan 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. Fire Prevention: Ontario Firefighters Launch Carbon Monoxide Safety Video

    Online Articles

    Wed, 3 Dec 2014

    across Perth County. The video--an idea prompted by too many CO-related incidents across the Province and recent close calls in Perth County--is modeled after the popular "knowfire.ca" format; which consists of a series of videos designed

  7. The American Fire Service Leadership Pandemic

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 25 Apr 2014

    overriding leadership (problem seeds are sown). On the fireground, symptoms include increases in close calls (do you have a system to identify close calls ?), vehicle accidents, firefighter injuries, and fire losses; missed fire victims; diminished

  8. Firefighting Techniques: From Wildland Firefighting to Structural Firefighting: Applying LCES

    Online Articles

    Wed, 29 Jan 2014

    The chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In the world of wildland firefighting, there have been several close calls and even a few fatalities in situations where the firefighters believed they had established an effective escape plan, but