Situational Awareness Low in Attic Fires

Trippett, John
September 2007
Fire Chief;Sep2007, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that the National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System has received 65 near-miss accounts related to attic fires. According to the reporting system, the most frequently cited contributing factor in the reports is situational awareness and followed by decision-making. Meanwhile, the data shows that greater emphasis on scene assessment and risk recognition are needed, as well as the complete communication with relevant messages contributes information.


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