Leadership

The Model Incident Command System Series Firefighter Casualties

Issue 12 and Volume 137.

The Model Incident Command System Series Firefighter Casualties FEATURES STRATEGY AND TACTICS This is the sixth in a series of articles on the National Fire Academy’s model incident command system. In this issue, the authors discuss the statistics on, causes of, and safeguards against fire related injuries and deaths. Tragically, every year firefighters are injured, maimed, or killed in the line of duty. The injuries and deaths take place while responding to, operating at, and returning from incidents; and while engaged in other activities. Firefighting is an extremely dangerous profession. Each year, following fire prevention week, a memorial service is held on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. The service is conducted at the fallen firefighters memorial to honor the memory of all firefighters who have died in the line of duty during the previous year. The incident commander and every officer has a responsibility to…

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