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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
(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...Read More
While this isn’t a “Firefighter” or EMS “close call” – it is worthy of sharing. And while I haven’t been an EMT since the 70’s, I work with and watch the best save lives in our and our neighboring departments. So I am interested when any Firefighter or in this case, Paramedic, is accused of...Read More
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...Read More
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