Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on January 30, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments
If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America's Worst Volunteer Firefighter.
Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often: Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires. What we don't see, usually never see, is a case like this volunteer firefighter. Authorities claim this guy, already out on bond from serial arson charges, did some other really, really, really bad…Continue
Added by FireDaily.com on January 29, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments
From time to time, hazards that we may have previously recognized as low-frequency encounters become something we are much more likely to face on a fire or other emergency response. Technology or culture evolves. A particular process or type of equipment becomes more prevalent in society. And we get to deal with that.
While the particular changes or improvements may be deemed to make life easier, cheaper, or otherwise more efficient or friendly for society — new hazards may manifest,…Continue
Added by Ben Peetz on January 29, 2015 at 12:01pm — No Comments
When it comes to facilities handling molten steel and similar substances, firefighters must understand the implications of adding water during any fire suppression activities.
While the event described here was not directly related to an emergency response, this is an excellent example of what can result when water comes in contact with a high-temperature, high-density substance — which in turn, flash boils the water into a massive steam cloud. The expansion of the water into steam…Continue
Added by Ben Peetz on January 27, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on January 20, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments
Since the end of 2014, I have been reading and listening to year end thoughts and data related to the fire service. There has been discussion on types of calls, near misses and, of course, line of duty deaths. Numbers are broken down and categorized for each type of injury or death that is fire service related and then scrutinized. In many cases these are supposed to be used as lessons and to determine the effectiveness of different messages from different mediums about the prevention of…Continue
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 19, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on January 12, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments