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2012 International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week

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Have you made your plans for 2012 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week? This is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011: Day Five: Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

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During the last quarter of 2010 and leading well into the second quarter of 2011 there has been a significant emerging trend developing in basement fires, compromised floor systems and assemblies leading to collapse and numerous near-miss events, close calls and unfortunatly, line of duty deaths during fire operations. If youÂ’ve been paying attention to the various news and […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four -The New Fire Ground

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Four -The New Fire Ground       There is an immediate need for todayÂ’s emerging and operating command and company officers to increase their foundation of knowledge and insights related to the modern building occupancy, building construction and fire protection engineering and to adjust and modify traditional and conventional […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three-The New Rules of Engagement

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Three-The New Rules of Engagement  With so many changes (budget cuts, staffing reductions, reduced training, etc.) in so many fire departments, it is critical for fire fighters to focus on their own survival on the fire ground. There is no other call more challenging to fire ground operations […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two- Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week: Day Two– Building Knowledge = Fire Fighter Safety   Know Your World Buildingsonfire.com Other Considerations in Program Planning for Safety Week; Other considerations to support the theme, objectives and initiatives of Safety Week include wide latitude of activities and interactive actions that can achieve the goals for increasing awareness […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week 2011: Day One- Are You Ready?

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Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011 Fire/EMS Safety Week: Day One  Today is Day One of Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011.  The previous week leading up to today has brought with it two significant incidents; one in Illinois, the other in Indiana, both involving structure fires and combat fire engagement, both  different types of occupacies with […]

Physiological Stress associated with Structural Firefighting Observed in Professional Firefighters-Study

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Study   COOPERATIVE EFFORT WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS FD A primary goal of the project was to investigate the physical rigor of real fire scene work. Fire scene work tasks may differ widely with respect to their cardiovascular and respiratory stress. Therefore, the project sought to illustrate normative data for multiple fire ground tasks including fire […]

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Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week June 19-25, 2011 Theme: Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer & Command Preparedness Fire Fighter Survival  2011 Focus: Surviving the Fire Ground – Fire Fighter, Fire Officer & Command Preparedness Planning and Resource Aide for Training Deliveries to support Safety Week 2011 from the IAFC 2011 […]

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

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While the number of structural fires in the United States continues to decline, firefighter line of duty deaths (LODD) do not exhibit the same rate of proportion decline. A review of both NFPA and USFA Firefighter LODD annual reports, statistics and retrospective studies and analysis suggest a noted change in the adverse trends noted for […]

Stakeholder Comments Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program

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Stakeholder Comment on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) Progress and Future Direction The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program is seeking stakeholder input on the progress and future directions of the NIOSH FFFIPP to […]

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