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  1. Firefighter LODDs: Tactical Safety for Firefighters: The Writings of NIOSH LODD

    Online Articles

    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

  2. Firefighting News: Impostor Firefighter Shows Up at Pennsylvania Fire Scene

    Online Articles

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

    A former Mt. Oliver (PA) firefighter who was convicted of arson in 2003 ..... the fire station. Kester was a firefighter with the borough until he was arrested ..... Investigators said he and another firefighter set fire to five homes before they

  3. Texas Firefighter Uninjured After Falling Through Roof

    Online Articles

    Sat, 16 Aug 2014

    Friday evening by a house fire in Robinson, during which a firefighter fell through the roof of the home, reports The Waco Tribune ..... Robinson fire Capt. Steve Ostrom said. Ostrom said the firefighter fell through the roof while he was working, but he was not

  4. Firefighting News: Firefighter Injured in Fall During Idaho Church Fire

    Online Articles

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014

    A firefighter was injured during a fall at a church fire Monday in Twin Falls, Idaho. The Times-News reported (http://bit.ly/1qnoMnV) that the firefighter fell through ceiling tile, was transported to an area hospital with

  5. Australia Firefighter Killed When Wall Collapses After Pub Fire

    Online Articles

    Sun, 17 Aug 2014

    Daniel Howard died of a cardiac arrest after a wall collapsed on he and another firefighter at the New Occidental Hotel, reports The Daily Telegraph ( http://bit.ly/1p1TLJC ) The pair were believed to be outside

  6. Window Lifts for Firefighter Rescue

    Video

    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
  7. Houston Mayor and City Attorney Propose New Firefighter Pension Plan

    Online Articles

    Thu, 21 Aug 2014

    Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman revealed details of a proposed new Houston firefighter pension plan, reports click2houston.com. Feldman briefed the council budget committee on the new pension plan Thursday afternoon

  8. Firefighter Marriage: Breathing Room for the Firefighter Family, Part 1

    Blogs

    Mon, 4 Aug 2014

    purpose of my class was to give firefighter families tips on how to keep from ..... now around 50 percent. For the firefighter , the statistics are even more staggering; on a show dedicated to firefighter marriage, Dr. Phil stated that

  9. Firefighter Fatality: Kentucky Firefighter Killed After Being Struck at Van Fire Scene

    Online Articles

    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

    One firefighter was killed and another injured after ..... hit and killed by a semi. A second firefighter was seriously injured and airlifted ..... ly/1sffMUm . It was the second firefighter fatality in as many days for the U

  10. Firefighter Near Miss: One Hospitalized After Chicago Fire That Prompted Mayday

    Online Articles

    Thu, 14 Aug 2014

    yesterday morning that prompted a Chicago firefighter to call a Mayday. The local CBS station ..... building in the city of Chicago. One firefighter reportedly ran low on air and called ..... Fire Commissioner John McNicholas. The firefighter was quickly located, brought out of