Daniel Fresse explains how a series of batteries charging a forklift turned a call for carbon monoxide in a warehouse to an encounter with hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide gases.
The Fire Department Safety Officer Association (FDSOA) announced Royal P. Mortenson, Director, Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Health and Safety Forum to be held in January 13-16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Firefighters contended with a backdraft and Mayday call while operating at the scene of a significant fire in a bowling alley in Troy, New York. Sidewinder Photography shared some fireground images along with operational details.
The Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS) survey is the first safety culture tool developed specifically for the fire service through the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) R&D Program and will provide your fire department with objective data to assess your safety culture.
Mike Richardson, Eastern Director, Fire Department Safety Officer Association (FDSOA), successfully introduced The 5 Reads class as continuing education for Incident Safety Officers who have completed FDSOA ISO training, at the annual Safety Forum in Orlando.
The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen) is now Women in Fire!
Approach vacant buildings with caution in response. Neglect and vandalism may have may have compromised their structural stability and hence the safety of firefighters entering them. The article offers guidance in preplanning, size-up, and appropriate strategy and tactics.