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Important Request from Loudoun County Fire Rescue re: LODD FF Trevor Brown

This is an important easy request from Loudoun County Fire & Rescue for departments planning to send representation to the Memorial Celebration of Life for Fallen Firefighter Trevor Brown. a week from today. That includes: -APPARATUS -HONOR GUARD -PIPES & DRUMS They are asking that any public safety agency that would like to participate in any aspect...
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FIREFIGHTER CRUSHED BY APPARATUS ENGINE

An Arizona Firefighter is in critical condition after he was crushed by a fire apparatus engine, yesterday, Feb 23. The Gila Bend (Phoenix area) Firefighter had been performing maintenance on the rig’s engine when it came down on him. The Firefighter was airlifted to the hospital in life-threatening, critical condition..although the word is that he is...
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“I AM IN COMMAND” – Fire Captain Sues After Being Ordered Into Unoccupied Bldg Fire

Here is an interesting situation that adds to the ever-ongoing discussion of when we go in and when we don’t. IMO: Like much of what we do-it depends on size up, conditions, immediately available resources, and information determined by the OIC who may be the first arriving fire officer, chief, or in some cases, a...
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NIOSH: Federal Investigation Underway After Expolsion Kills Loudoun County Firefighter (Virginia)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will conduct its own investigation after a house explosion in Sterling killed a Firefighter. Trevor Brown, 45, was one of the Loudoun County Firefighters who responded to a home on Silver Ridge Drive Friday after neighbors reported a strong smell. Brown was outside of the house and...
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Hawaii Students Look to Redesign Firefighter Turnout Gear In Hopes of Creating Chemical-Free Gear

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Braving dangerous conditions and temperatures that can surpass 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, firefighters need gear that can protect them, but research from a group of students from the University of Hawaii found that their current suits could be harmful. Under layers of protective gear, firefighters are able to go into some of the...
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POSITIVE IMPROVEMENT: FIREFIGHTERS IN THE LA EXPLOSION DOING BETTER

The Los Angeles Fire Department announced the most injured in last week’s explosion out of the nine firefighters was extubated, marking the beginning of a lengthy recovery. The firefighter is awake, alert, and talking. The next steps in recovery will be to introduce food as tolerated. Another firefighter who was also injured critically was discharged from...
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