A firefighter in San Antonio, Texas, was killed while operating at a shopping mall fire on May 18, 2017.
Nearly 12 years to the date of the Worchester (MA) warehouse fire, the department lost member Jon Davies in a collapse of a section of a residential “triple decker” approximately 20 minutes after arrival. Joseph Pronesi examines the incident.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention program recently released its report on the death of Cincinnati Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon, who died after falling down an unsecured elevator shaft during a 2015 incident.
As officers, one of the most potent lessons we can offer our firefighters is the review of line-of-duty death (LODD) reports and close calls. Joe Pronesti shares a PowerPoint you can use to review the deaths of two Bryan (TX) firefighters in a 2013 structure fire.