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SAFETY, SURVIVAL & TRAINING DOWNLOADS

“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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FIRE DEPT LIEUTENANT? CAPTAIN? ….THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COMPANY OFFICER: “BAY FLOOR LEADERSHIP”

The company officer, IMO, is the most important and toughest job in the fire department…and likely also the most challenging. So it’s not surprising that when questions were asked about the company officer’s role, received hundreds! In this free series of short videos, check out this Lexipol discussion about some of the most challenging questions...
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SEARCHING ALONE AT FIRES

Illinois OSHA inspectors have warned* Chicago’s Mayor Brandon Johnson to improve firefighter safety after finding major breakdowns in communication at scenes where Firefighters have died, including a fire that left a rookie dead. The Illinois Division of Occupational Safety and Health sent a strongly worded letter* to Johnson that the CFD must make it “standard...
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FIREFIGHTERS DEADLY DECEMBER

(Reminder: Please help. We are raising needed funds for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network by offering a commemorative FF Close Calls/The Secret List 25th Anniversary  long or short-sleeve shirt: DETAILS HERE: https://tenthreegraphics.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/firefighters-close-call-25th-anniversary-long-sleeve ) —————————————————————————————————————- All, Each December, there are some very significant dates for the fire service, worthy of note and well worth kitchen table discussion with Firefighters-especially with...
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CRITICAL FOR EVERY FIREFIGHTER: From IAFF & UL: Fire Response to Residential Battery Energy Storage System Runs

As the installation of residential energy storage systems (ESS) increases, the frequency of fire incidents involving these products will increase. To date, at least 60 residential ESS fire events have been documented globally, including 19 incidents in 2022 and 21 incidents at the time of this publication in 2023. In response to this new and...
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25 YEARS…And We Get A “Stink’n” T-Shirt

For those who’ve been members of The Secret List and have visited: www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com – congratulations… ….It’s our 25th Anniversary. It’s an honor for us to have kept FFCC & TSL going for 25 years, and we have done so without advertising or anything other than helping Firefighters take care of those who need us and each other....
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