Firefighters narrowly escaped a deadly explosion while putting out a three-alarm fire at an elementary school Sunday in Vancouver, Washington.
For the past several years, firefighter line- of-duty deaths (LODDs) have remained fairly constant.
A firefighter almost fell victim to a Paintsville (KY) house fire while trying to rescue a man. The 46-year-old civilian was killed in the fire.
Three firefighters experienced a brush with death when the floor gave way beneath them Monday at a fire scene in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Hear audio of a Mayday transmitted by a St. Paul (MN) firefighter during a near miiss at a fire call last month.
Two Minneapolis (MN) firefighters spoke recently with a local television station about a close call they had while responding to a fire in a vacant, boarded-up home last November.
Dane Carley and Craig Nelson argue that the key to increasing firefighter safety and learning in the fire service is to build up an accurate store of data about firefighter near misses.
Jeff Helvin provided students with a highly informative and emotional first-hand account of a near-fatal incident at FDIC 2010.
We sometimes think the unthinkable happens to the “other guy.” On October 7, 2008, I was that other guy.
In 2009, for the first time in its four-year history, the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System posted 1,000 reports. More than 3,100 reports have been received since its inception in 2005.