What is going to be expected of your members when the time comes to perform?
On July 4, 2002, a volunteer fire chief, a volunteer deputy fire chief, and a career fire fighter died when a residential structure collapsed, trapping them, along with four fire fighters and an officer who survived.
We are only human, and we tend to go with better odds. Create your better odds every day.
What is your department doing to train officers for incident command?
On Friday, July 1, 1988, as firefighters from the Hackensack (N.J.) Fire Department prepared for the holiday weekend, calls began pouring in reporting flames and smoke coming from the roof of the Hackensack Ford Dealership. The entire Hackensack Fire Department—all 100 firefighters—responded to the fire. After approximately 1 hour of operations, five of them had lost their lives.
Have you ever emerged from a structural fire wondering how hot you are?
The "Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings" report provides fire dynamics analysis of each experiment.
It takes training, discipline, and attention to detail, but when all this is accomplished, you are set up for success in one of the best spots on the fireground.
On June 25, 2018, a 45-year-old career Captain suffered a fatal gunshot wound and another fire fighter suffered a gunshot injury while responding to a fire alarm at a high-rise senior apartment building.
Willoughby Hills firefighters train with new SCBA in a multi-station drill called the Milwaukee Drill.