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Training

“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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LAWSUIT FILED IN 2022 BURN TOWER ACCIDENT – NORTH CAROLINA

Nearly 18 months ago, an explosion at the Haywood Community College fire and rescue training tower injured an instructor. Now, that instructor has filed a civil lawsuit against the company behind the equipment in the building. The three-story burn tower simulates training exercise for firefighters, including real fires they have to put out. It is...
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UPDATE: RESIDENT CAPTURES VIDEO OF CRASHED HOVERCRAFT – WISCONSIN

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) – After a fire and rescue training ends with a hovercraft crash, a Beaver Dam Lake neighbor was able to take cellphone video of the air boat. George Davis lives on Beaver Dam Lake and he was home Monday night when Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue held a training near Grape...
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THREE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN AIR BOAT CRASH DURING TRAINING EXERCISE – WISCONSIN

From the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page: Fire Department Boat Crash on Beaver Dam Lake At 7:42 pm on February 12, 2024, the Beaver Dam Fire Department was conducting training operations on Beaver Dam Lake. Three Beaver Dam Firefighters were operating on the fire department air boat in the area of Grape Island. 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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