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

    Online Articles

    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

  2. Off-Duty Florida Firefighter Rescues Man from Submerged Car

    Online Articles

    Sun, 3 Aug 2014

    Volusia County firefighter Lt. Jeremiah Greathouse was on vacation in St. Augustine with his family, about to do some back-to-school shopping for his

  3. Firefighter Rescues: Providence (RI) Firefighter Reflects on Rescue, Award Nod

    Online Articles

    Tue, 6 May 2014

    In a new video, Providence (RI) Firefighter Jermaine Woods reflects on a rescue ..... Providence Fire Department," said Firefighter Woods in a city-issued report last ..... Pawtucket (RI) House Fire More Firefighter Rescues

  4. Firefighter Rescue: Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Truck in Pennsylvania

    Online Articles

    Wed, 4 Jun 2014

    A firefighter rescued a driver who was trapped at a tanker fire Monday night near ..... http://bit.ly/1kxW19c) details how Ryan Sekerski, a volunteer firefighter for 29 years, was returning from work when he got the call about a

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

    Online Articles

    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

  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

    Firefighter found at 1:08, 2:38, 3:15

    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. 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

  8. Hoseline for Firefighter Removal

    Video

    Mon, 28 Jan 2013

    going to talk about removing a downed firefighter that's falling through a floor into ..... hands might be utilized to save a down firefighter . Okay, what we're doing here is ..... going to start to send it down to the firefighter that's awaiting in the floor below

    Firefighter found at 0:30, 1:36, 2:23

    I'm Joe Alvarez, today we're going to talk about removing a downed firefighter that's falling through a floor into a lower level. A lot of times people seem to forget that a simple thing as a hose line that's in their hands might be utilized to save a down firefighter . Okay, what we're doing here is we're going to take a charged hose line. We're going to make a bow in that. We're going to start to send it down to the firefighter that's awaiting in the floor below. Once we've done that, the firefighter down below is gonna lock his arms this hose line, and the company up here is gonna extract them out of the
    off of this hose. I'm gonna be making the calls for the firefighter who's in charge today. The only reason why is cuz they're wearing an air mask and you're not gonna hear that on
    Okay what we just saw was the company here removing a downed firefighter that was trapped in a floor below. Guys, this isn't Hollywood. Things don't always look pretty when we're at a structure fire and a brother or sister firefighter has been trapped. This is what you're going to see on a fire ground. We're not trying to cut an edit things
  9. Firefighter Legal Issues: Report: Firefighter Sues Over Injuries Sustained in Fatal NYC Gas Explosion

    Online Articles

    Tue, 14 Oct 2014

    A firefighter has reportedly filed a lawsuit over a deadly East Harlem gas explosion ..... more about the case at http://bit.ly/1nkPySw . RELATED Report: Firefighter Sues Staten Island (NY) Resident Over Injury Sustained During Call

  10. Removing a Down Firefighter Using a Hoseline

    Video

    Mon, 4 Feb 2013

    rescue of an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with the hose. And an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with rope. As we learned in past training ..... line. In this instance, the downed firefighter is unconscious so a rescuer needs

    Firefighter found at 0:30, 1:25, 3:17

    we're gonna be performing a sub-floor rescue of an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with the hose. And an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with rope. As we learned in past training minutes the ability to take doors off hinges. Today we're gonna utilize those doors to go around the hole, to disburse the weight of our rescuers over a possibly degregated floor assembly. Let's watch the firefighters achieve the rescue via the hose line. In this instance, the downed firefighter is unconscious so a rescuer needs. Needs to be lowered into the hole. Utilizing minimal equipment, a bite is created in the
    beneficial to place the hose around the armpit level of the unconscious firefighter to allow the most slimmest fit through the hole. Also securing the hose above the air pack will eliminate an unwanted space
    rescue of our victim, and our rescuer. In this instance, the down firefighter is unconscious, so a rescuer needs to be lowered down into the hole as well. The rescuer is lowered into the hole