Fire Chief » Safety http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Officials: Conn. fire chief halted probe of firefighter’s death http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/09/officials-conn-fire-chief-halted-probe-of-firefighters-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/09/officials-conn-fire-chief-halted-probe-of-firefighters-death/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:13:18 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/09/officials-conn-fire-chief-halted-probe-of-firefighters-death/
Fire officials said they would not take part in an effort to mislead or deceive members of the department, Bell's family or the community
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Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews’ sleep and safety http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:11:09 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/firefighter-sleep-7-ways-to-improve-your-crews-sleep-and-safety/
With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested
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How fire chiefs can beat staffing cuts http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/01/how-fire-chiefs-can-beat-staffing-cuts/
Showing the measurable results of cuts to fire department staffing is the only thing municipal leaders understand; here's how to make that case
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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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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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