Firefighter Training Deaths on the Rise
- The National Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative. // Fire Engineering;Nov2002, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p45
Reports the formation of the National Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiatives to decrease the number of deaths among on-duty firefighters in the U.S. Analysis of the types of accidents that resulted death and injuries to firefighters; Development of procedures for marking highway emergency scenes;...
- A CALL FOR ACTION BY FIRE CHIEFS. Brannigan, Francis L. // Fire Engineering;May2000, Vol. 153 Issue 5, p103
Advises United States fire chiefs on preventing firefighter fatalities. Information on firefighter deaths across the United States; Common reasons for firefighter deaths; Warning about thermal imaging cameras and dense smoke; Dangerous development in wood construction, such as improvement of...
- Auto extrication training using old and new cars. Robinson, Rob // Fire Engineering;Dec96, Vol. 149 Issue 12, p16
Features guidelines for firefighters during auto extrication using old and new cars. Folding the roof to the rear; Cutting door hinges on newer cars; Effectiveness of putting the dash with the ram or spreader with new cars.
- Major new risk on the rails. TONNESON, LON // Dakota Farmer;Feb2014, Vol. 133 Issue 2, p18
The article discusses the risks due to oil train accident in which several oil tankers were exploded, outside of Casselton, North Dakota on December 30, 2013, leading to increased train traffic and discusses the need of training of firefighters and emergency medical technicians to tackle the issue.
- Tragedy in the treetops. Sheremata, Davis // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/10/96, Vol. 23 Issue 26, p24
Reports on results of the investigation into the death of Alberta Forest Service fireman Harro van Bockel during forest fire last June 1995. Details on the rescue efforts; Faulty equipment, serious human errors and training methods as the factors in the accident death.
- $4.5 million awarded to fire engine accident victims. // Fire Engineering;Jul96, Vol. 149 Issue 7, p34
Reports that $4.5 million in damages were awarded to families of fire fighters killed in a crash involving the Waterbury Fire Department's Engine 11 in Connecticut. Malfunctioning of brakes on the engine; Negligence of Wells Fargo Alarm Services and Advanced Automatic Sprinkler Protection.
- Flame spread--the secret killer. Brannigan, Francis L. // Fire Engineering;Jan1998, Vol. 151 Issue 1, p102
Looks at several accidents and deaths involving fire fighters. Importance of evaluating a flame spread potential when preplanning a building; Situations when wooden I-beams disintegrated under moderate heat conditions; Hazards of being on or under a truss during a fire; Examples of disasters...
- Line-of-duty deaths: An analysis. Hollins, Leigh T. // Fire Engineering;Mar2000, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p87
Focuses on the line-of-duty deaths of firefighters in the United States. Major categories of line-of-duty deaths; Estimated number of firefighters dying annually in the line-of-duty; Actions taken by concerned entities to address the problem.
- Line-of-Duty Deaths, 2001. // Fire Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p50
Presents information on firefighters who died on duty in the United States for March-April 2001. Incidents involving the firefighters; Causes of firefighters' death.