Fire Chief » Safety http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:18:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Testimony: Pa. fire chief knocked out of turnout coat http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/20/testimony-pa-fire-chief-knocked-out-of-turnout-coat/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/rm.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/20/testimony-pa-fire-chief-knocked-out-of-turnout-coat/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:19:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/20/testimony-pa-fire-chief-knocked-out-of-turnout-coat/
Chief Rodney Paul Miller was knocked into a metal sign pole, which ripped off his coat when a motorist struck him on an interstate
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University tracks sleep patterns of Texas firefighters http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/university-tracks-sleep-patterns-of-texas-firefighters/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/cp.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/university-tracks-sleep-patterns-of-texas-firefighters/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:21:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/university-tracks-sleep-patterns-of-texas-firefighters/
A new study suggests sleep disorders are prevalent among firefighters and are independent risk factors for the top two causes of death in the line of duty
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Baltimore fire safety officer’s death ruled accidental http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/james.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:26:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/
Lt. James Bethea died of smoke inhalation after falling through a floor at a vacant home, where he remained for hours before an off-duty firefighter called for help
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Firefighters escape burning home before roof collapse http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-escape-burning-home-before-roof-collapse/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/fire-19.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-escape-burning-home-before-roof-collapse/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:28:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-escape-burning-home-before-roof-collapse/
No firefighters were injured thanks to the quick actions of the on-scene incident commander
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Can the fireground be research driven? http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/slicers.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:34:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/can-the-fireground-be-research-driven/
Evidence-based firefighting research, although new, is accepted in theory; but can we put it into practice on the fireground?
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2 efforts to clarify firefighter PPE rules http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/EbolaSuit.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:39:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/
There are new developments in PPE for Ebola-like viruses and efforts to make firefighting PPE standards more accessible
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Taking care of the rescued firefighter http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/RIT.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:11:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/taking-care-of-the-rescued-firefighter/
A complete firefighter rescue includes EMS activities; here's what on-scene commanders need to know for all downed-firefighter operations to work
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Exploding ammo injures W.Va. fire chief http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/exploding-ammo-injures-w-va-fire-chief/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/wva.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/exploding-ammo-injures-w-va-fire-chief/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:33:52 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/10/exploding-ammo-injures-w-va-fire-chief/
A stray round struck Chief Johnny Maynard in the throat; his injuries are non-life threatening
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How to buy non-firefighting PPE http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/ppe-1.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:07:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/
Not every situation calls for structural PPE; here's a look at how to determine what other gear you may need
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Report: 8 shortcomings in motel fire that killed 4 Houston firefighters http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/01/report-8-shortcomings-in-motel-fire-that-killed-4-houston-firefighters/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/Garrison1.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/01/report-8-shortcomings-in-motel-fire-that-killed-4-houston-firefighters/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:11:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/01/report-8-shortcomings-in-motel-fire-that-killed-4-houston-firefighters/
At least four of the issues cited had not been raised by two internal reports; chief blames workers for not calling 911 sooner
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