Fire Chief » Safety http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:21:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Exclusive: Firefighter says death of fire chief ‘was my responsibility’ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/exclusive-firefighter-says-death-of-fire-chief-was-my-responsibility/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/exclusive-firefighter-says-death-of-fire-chief-was-my-responsibility/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:21:38 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/24/exclusive-firefighter-says-death-of-fire-chief-was-my-responsibility/
Firefighter Patrick Cullum discusses the pain and lessons from an incident that killed Chief Kenneth Lehr and his desire to honor his mentor and friend
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Can certified firefighter PPE be misleading? http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:03:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/
Most certified PPE is on the up and up, but that's not always the case; here's how to identify suspect certification claims
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Keys to firefighter roadside safety http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:46:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/keys-to-firefighter-roadside-safety/
Roadsides are among the most dangerous environments firefighters and medics enter; here are ways to keep your crew safe on scene
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Fire chief: Improved safety will pay for rising salaries http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:03:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/fire-chief-improved-safety-will-pay-for-rising-salaries/
Fire officials argue higher payroll costs can be offset by reducing injuries and expenses tied to medical leave
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D.C. Fire: 10 of 28 aerial fire trucks in service http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/18/d-c-fire-10-of-28-aerial-fire-trucks-in-service/
The department will receive six new ladder trucks within the next month to offset the inoperable ones
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Conn. fire vehicle hit, 2 firefighters hurt http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/16/conn-fire-vehicle-hit-2-firefighters-hurt/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/16/conn-fire-vehicle-hit-2-firefighters-hurt/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:42:08 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/16/conn-fire-vehicle-hit-2-firefighters-hurt/
They just responded to an accident when another car was struck; when they stopped to help, another car crashed into the back of their vehicle
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Probe: No safety violations found in Ind. LODD http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/13/probe-no-safety-violations-found-in-ind-lodd/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/13/probe-no-safety-violations-found-in-ind-lodd/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:50:09 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/13/probe-no-safety-violations-found-in-ind-lodd/
Jamie Middlebrook, 41, died Aug. 5 after part of a ceiling collapsed on him while he was fighting an industrial fire
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How safe are U.S. fire training companies? http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/12/how-safe-are-u-s-fire-training-companies/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/12/how-safe-are-u-s-fire-training-companies/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:19:41 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/12/how-safe-are-u-s-fire-training-companies/
Training should be in a safe environment for students; here are eight components to look for when choosing a private training company
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Okla. fire chief badly injured in fire truck explosion http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/okla-fire-chief-badly-injured-in-fire-truck-explosion/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/okla-fire-chief-badly-injured-in-fire-truck-explosion/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:15:40 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/okla-fire-chief-badly-injured-in-fire-truck-explosion/
He suffered a broken neck, jaw, damage to his eye sockets and several burns; he was in fair condition after surgery
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Fighting the balloon-frame construction fire http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:19:50 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/11/fighting-the-balloon-frame-construction-fire/
It's the building type all firefighters should dread as fire will spread fast and unhampered through the walls and floors
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