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  1. Firefighter Fatality: New York Firefighter Found Dead Following Call

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    Thu, 25 Sep 2014

    A Long Island firefighter was found dead after responding to a call the night ..... before. According to the U.S. Fire Administration firefighter fatality report, East Islip (NY) Firefighter Allen Westby, 67, responded to alarm on the evening

  2. Firefighter Fatality: Funeral Details for Firefighter Who Died From Ice Bucket Challenge Injuries

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    Funeral details have been released for the central Kentucky firefighter who died as a result of injuries he sustained during the filming of an " Ice Bucket Challenge " video last month. Campbellsville

  1. Firefighting News: San Jose (CA) Firefighter Injured in 3-Alarm Fire

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    Thu, 25 Sep 2014

    A San Jose (CA) firefighter was injured in a three-alarm fire Wednesday at an apartment building. The condition of the injured firefighter was not available, according to the local news. Power lines were down for some reason at the scene

  2. Firefighting News: Florida Firefighter Helps Four Escape Structure Fire

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    A firefighter on his way to work helped rescue four people from a house fire Saturday ..... According to WTSP (http://on.wtsp.com/XbSfJG), Clint Walker, a firefighter in Hillsborough County, was heading to work when he spotted smoke

  3. Firefighter in D.C. Patient Death Case Heads Back to Academy

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    Mon, 15 Sep 2014

    The probationary firefighter who was initially blamed when an elderly man died after being denied ..... undergo remedial training, reports The Washington Post. D.C. Firefighter Tells Investigators He Tried to Get Help for Dying Man Remy Jones

  4. Firefighter Rescue: Washington Firefighter Saves Own Family from Fire

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    Thu, 17 Jul 2014

    A Snohomish County (WA) firefighter saved his family from a fire at their house Tuesday. KIRO reported (http://bit.ly/1l85m4p) that Renee Mansfield says

  5. Window Lifts for Firefighter Rescue

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    Mon, 4 Feb 2013

    window and sash if not done already. Our firefighter will be placed with their feet positioned ..... base of the sill. The position of the firefighter on the ladder is that their shoulder ..... difficult to remove it once the load of the firefighter is on it. The air pack will now be

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    we will remove the window and sash if not done already. Our firefighter will be placed with their feet positioned at the base of the sill. The position of the firefighter on the ladder is that their shoulder should be level with the sill, or slightly below. And they will be utilizing an alternative leg lock. If the traditional leg lock is used, then it will be extremely difficult to remove it once the load of the firefighter is on it. The air pack will now be removed from the downed firefighter via the roll method. With the door shut and window taken, the products of combustion should be minimal at ground level. In this instance we will demonstrate a three person lift. The firefighter gets lifted to the sill, and the legs are positioned on the shoulders of the firefighter on the left. As his arms straighten out, the injured firefighter drops into the nicely created forward space. Then the firefighter is brought to the ground. [MUSIC] We again start with shutting the door to the room that you're in to provide a
    leg lock. Now the rescuers will lift first, and then flip the firefighter out of the window. The ladder carry is across the arms, with the head slightly elevated. [MUSIC] The next lift is done
    carry is different. The legs now go on either side of the firefighter's knees. [MUSIC] And he gets brought down the ladder. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] communicate to all involved. The position of the firefighter exiting the window usually dictates what ladder carry is to be done. This also works phenomenal on civilians as well. The next
  6. Firefighter LODDs: Tactical Safety for Firefighters: The Writings of NIOSH LODD

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    Wed, 18 Sep 2013

    By Ray McCormack The death of a firefighter is a tragic event, a loss to the brotherhood ..... department that has never suffered a firefighter fatality may be unfamiliar with the ..... ripples of such an event. Every active firefighter death needs to cause ripples in the

  7. Tips for Firefighter Removal

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    Mon, 7 Mar 2011

    many previous segments, we've shown firefighter removals. Today we're just gonna ..... and how to use the SCBA to remove a firefighter . Remember, there's numerous ways ..... want to approach this before we drag a firefighter . The number one thing we want to do

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    to this segment of training minutes. In many previous segments, we've shown firefighter removals. Today we're just gonna show you a couple quick tips on using some tools and how to use the SCBA to remove a firefighter . Remember, there's numerous ways that we want to approach this before we drag a firefighter . The number one thing we want to do is we always want to make this convert into a harness so we don't drag the mask off the firefighter . One of the techniques I like is lifting the leg up, coming in, I'm able to check his air, his regulator on his face piece, and I can come right to his waist strap, and I can release it. With my leg up. I can just release the strap and come in. [BLANK_AUDIO] And snap. I'm working right here, there's no twisting and rolling the firefighter around. Now, as I come down, many times we wanna drag, we wanna pull. We're all wearing SCBAs. We take our waistband,
    t use our legs and back muscles and we can drag this firefighter if we have to move him. Some guys put their hands here, some you can just see you're using your SCBA to pull a firefighter . Another quick tip of removing a firefighter is using your flashlight. We're going to use a seat belt. Of the flashlight to drag this firefighter . We are going to make a choker hedge. We're going to go underneath the shoulder strap, with a flashlight, and make a loop. We'll insert the flashlight and we'll just come down, and it will be tight. This is going to give us some room to pull. We'll get away, we could pull the firefighter , and then we can remove him. [SOUND] The next technique we're gonna show you is how to use two hooks to lift a firefighter . Remember, we wouldn't wanna use this technique if a firefighter has a serious spinal or back injury. This is if a firefighter that goes down, and we have to remove 'em quickly. Using two hooks is gonna speed up the evolution. Yes, we should be calling in may day for a firefighter down, getting stokes basket, or a back board, but there's situations where we can't, we don't have time. So we're going to use two hooks to lift the firefighter . The first hook is going to come in. I'm going to take the **** end of the hook, and we're going to slide it underneath the shoulder strap. [noise] it really doesn't matter which way we go in, but it's better to come from the outside and go in, and we run it along his body. Next we're going to come underneath his waist band, we're going to slide it down along the firefighter , about that level there, yes we have to be careful using the head of the hook by his face. It's a little bit dangerous, but we have to remove this firefighter . The next hook, in some situations we may have to roll the firefighter here. It's gonna come in, even if we have to loosen up the shoulder strap, we have to get that [UNKNOWN]. We'll go down and we'll also run it. Can come back, we can tighten up. Tighten up. Sometimes we don't have enough material to tie. That's okay. Now if we're gonna lift this firefighter up, we'd only be supporting his upper body. His legs would belly out, we'd be dragging them across the ground. So what
    This is for a quick removal when we have to get the firefighter out using normal hand tools. I'm Mike Champo. Thanks for watching this segment of Training Minutes.
  8. The Backup Firefighter Position

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    Tue, 15 Feb 2011

    going to show you the important of having to do, the backup firefighter position. In our first segment, you're going to see the backup firefighter , follow the nozzle firefighter . This is incorrect, when making a turn. The nozzle firefighter

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    going to show you the important of having to do, the backup firefighter position. In our first segment, you're going to see the backup firefighter , follow the nozzle firefighter . This is incorrect, when making a turn. The nozzle firefighter makes their turn, the backup firefighter should swing in the opposite direction. As the backup firefighter , your movements are the direct opposite of the nozzle firefighter . [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Any time
    of that high heat area. In this example, we see the backup firefighter moving in the opposite direction of the nozzle firefighter when they're making that turn. What that does for us is it gives additional hose to make that turn and it keeps the line intact in as straight a position as possible, making it easier for the nozzle firefighter to operate the nozzle [NOISE]. The
    nozzle firefighter to operate the nozzle [NOISE]. The role of the backup firefighter is crucial to proper extinguishment. If you know how to move in the opposite direction of the nozzle firefighter , you're gonna make that fire advance that much easier [MUSIC] That much safer, and that much quicker. Remember, opposite of the nozzle firefighter , and we'll get it done. I'm Ray McCormick. And this has been training minute