Firefighter Near Miss Reports of the Week

Firefighter Near Miss Reports of the Week

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Each week, we highlight a Near Miss report that has an important learning moment to offer. Report of the Week includes the synopsis of the highlighted report, the lessons learned and leading practices that emerged from the event, and discussion points that you can use to go over the highlighted case with your crew. Report of the Week is best used as a kitchen table training tool: it’s a fast, efficient way to quickly internalize an important learning moment.
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Each week, we highlight a Near Miss report that has an important learning moment to offer. Report of the Week includes the synopsis of the highlighted report, the lessons learned and leading practices that emerged from the event, and discussion points that you can use to go over the highlighted case with your crew. Report of the Week is best used as a kitchen table training tool: it’s a fast, efficient way to quickly internalize an important learning moment.
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Near Miss Report of the Week: 13 November 2019
Though it seems this summer never ended, soon winter will blast away the memories of record temperatures with bone-chilling winds and frozen precipitation – and requiring us to adapt to meet the new challenges cold weather brings our way. We must mentally prepare ourselves for the impact cold weather has on our minds, bodies, and equipment, as embodied in the following near-miss experience.
08:43
November 13, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 6 November 2019
Firefighters responded to a mutual aid fire in a cornfield. Their assignment was to fill brush trucks from the tender, however wind caused the fire to flare up, almost overtaking their position.
08:44
November 6, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 30 October 2019
While trying to avoid traffic and think about the response, a driver turns too quickly and strikes the station with an engine. How many times has this almost happened to you?
08:18
October 30, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 23 October 2019
A fire crew was working to extricate two patients from a vehicle involved in a collision. Their extrication tool broke, and one of the firefighters was struck in the head by a piece of the tool.
09:03
October 23, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 16 October 2019
Gasoline spills are frequent, and firefighters often underestimate the dangers. In short, you can get burned the day of the incident or get cancer twenty years after the event. Check out this near miss where important PPE was missing during a fuel leak due to the assumption that Gasoline has no adverse health effects.
08:08
October 16, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 9 October 2019
During Fire Prevention Week, it is customary to have several visitors in firehouses. However, let’s not forget that there are potential hazards to those not familiar with our equipment. Visiting the fire station is an exciting time for school children. On this occasion an inquisitive child’s curiosity nearly resulted in a tragic accident.
10:05
October 9, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 2 October 2019
A mayday or Rapid Intervention Team deployment can already cause command and control issues on any scene. Add in the complexity of a unified command at a mutual aid event, and the stakes grow even higher. During this event, a Battalion Chief and an Engine Company respond to a mutual aid incident to assist with an attic fire.
08:55
October 2, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019
Behavioral Health is a topic that the fire service continues to embrace and organizations such as the IAFC and the IAFF make it a priority to assist and support those people in the fire service suffering from these issues that can lead to other disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). This report details how a reasonably routine training evolution can trigger symptoms consistent with PTSD, or PTS.
09:34
September 25, 2019
Near Miss Report of the Week: 18 September 2019
Responding to a single-story residential structure fire with smoke showing from the alpha side, crews experienced a sudden increase in fire conditions.  Learn what happened and find out more information on Positive Pressure Attack and how Underwriter's Laboratory can help you learn more about this tactic.
11:31
September 18, 2019
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