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Enhancing Responder Scene Safety: The Six Layer Concept

Firefighters get tunnel vision even though we know that scene safety is paramount. The authors discuss why basic scene safety training is not enough.
UL Fire Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Rebrands to Fire Safety Research Institute

FSRI’s evolution will encompass a more holistic research effort around fire safety, better positioning the organization to address these new fire challenges.

Tactical Response to Explosive Gas Emergencies

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This presentation provides a practical, fact-filled, reality-based, critical skills program that covers what fire officers and firefighters need to know to effectively and safely respond to natural gas and propane emergencies. The focus is on our mission of life safety for civilians, protection of our members using the kill box concept, and tactical use of sweeping search procedures for large buildings with major uncontrolled leaks.

Wesley ME Fire Department

ME Firefighter Hospitalized After Being Hit by Pickup Truck

A Washington County firefighter who was handling traffic control by the site of a tractor-trailer fire was hit by a pickup truck.
Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

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Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Brady Robinette and a fire helmet

Roadway Incident Operations: What Is the Right Helmet for the Job?

Brady Robinette shares research on how a helmet must be designed and constructed to protect the heads of responders working at roadway incidents.
AIHA occupational safety infographic

AIHA Announces New Guidance to Protect First Responders from Dangerous Health Hazards

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), an association for occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) scientists and professionals, announces the availability of free resources to inform emergency response leaders about the longer-term health risks, not just daily safety on the job.

Technology & Safety in the Fire Service: The Impact of Innovation on Modern Firefighting

This event was recorded and is now available for on demand viewing.

Join this live, virtual panel discussion between firefighters and industry experts to understand what role technology currently plays in the fire service, what gaps exist, and how manufacturers can continuously improve the choices available to firefighters.

Lenny Carmichael, Frank Ricci, Bobby Halton, and P.J. Norwood

Humpday Hangout: The Role of the Safety Officer

Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood are joined by guest Lenny Carmichael to talk about the role of the safety officer at emergencies and fires.

PPE Drills: Donning Quickly and Properly

Besides quickly turning out for a response, donning your personal protective equipment (PPE) proficiently is one of the proven ways to save time and lives on the fireground.