This section is devoted to those who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty with the hope that those who visit this site will PREVENT "HISTORY FROM REPEATING ITSELF" OUR GOAL is for you, as a FIREFIGHTER to LEARN from these "events" and TAKE THE INFORMATION BACK TO YOUR FIREFIGHTERS and SHARE IT WITH THEM!
Each one of these "CLOSE CALLS" can happen ANYWHERE! Each of these FD's thought that "today was gonna just be another day"... just like you and I... and then BAM! Something goes wrong. Please take this information and use it, print it, forward it, post it and do WHATEVER IT TAKES to pass it on and NEVER GIVE UP on focusing on FIREFIGHTER SAFETY! Each CASE STUDY in this section is based upon the writers description of the events.
Be sure to read FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE each month and learn ADDITIONAL LESSONS LEARNED from the CLOSE CALLS COLUMN.
Due to the overwhelming number of Close Calls we receive, we have filed them into 6 main categories. Click on a category to view the Close Calls:
USE OF INFORMATION FROM FirefighterCloseCalls.com and The Secret List should be passed along to FIREFIGHTERS and those who support (or are supposed to support!) us! Credit shall be given to www.firefighterclosecalls.com and if you are truly committed to firefighter safety, that should be no problem. If you aren't, and you don't give us credit and try to prostitute this stuff as your own, we'll find you and expose you. We Promise. Odd's are... our mailing list is bigger than yours!