NIOSH Offers Flood-Rescue Tips

February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p14
Trade Publication
The National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program has issued a report focusing on a Colorado firefighter's death while attempting a floodwater rescue. On August 17, 2000, a 37-year-old male career firefighter drowned while attempting to rescue a civilian stranded in floodwaters. NIOSH recommended fire departments like, they should ensure that a proper size-up is conducted hefore performing any rescues and applicable information is relayed to the officer in charge.


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