Lt. R. Scott Goodwin
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  • Fremont, OH
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
27 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ballville Twp Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
15 years
My Training:
specialized in all aspects of technical rescue including, structural collapse, trench, confined space, rope and swift water. My specialty is swift water and confined space. I teach confined space entry and rescue to business and other departments. I am a first aid, cpr, BBP instructor and teach any OSHA construction trainings along with MSHA safety classes.
About Me:
Director of Confined Space Training teaching confined space entry and rescue all over the United States.
Day Job:
Director of Safety and Training, Construction Contractors Council and Confined Space Training Services
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
networking, education
Why I Love Fire/EMS
great rescource and networking

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How can training prevent future failures?

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 8:42am 0 Comments

How can training prevent future failures?

Lt. Scott Goodwin, COSS…


Confined Space Rescue Hierarchy

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

Confined Space Rescue Hierarchy

By Scott Goodwin, COSS

With all of the recent talk on confined space incidents and what has gone wrong during the rescues it is time to talk about the different types of rescues and the options that are available in a rescue. As a fire officer and confined space rescue technician, you should not be relying on the local fire department to be your rescue team. This is the most common mistake and is also a possible OSHA violation. Secondly, most… Continue

What Can Go Wrong in Confined Space Rescues

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 2:12pm 1 Comment

What Can Go Wrong in Confined Space Rescues?

Part two of a two part series

Scott Goodwin, COSS

Recently, we have all seen the media attention on some of the confined space rescues that have gone wrong. From May 2010 to September 2010 there were three high profile confined space rescues that resulted in three workers perishing, six injured rescuers and one fatality of a rescuer. So what went so horribly wrong that in these three…


Confined Space Rescue Failures

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

Confined Space Rescue…Is it worth killing yourself over?

Part one of a two part series

By Scott Goodwin, COSS

May 8, 2010 Middletown, OH a worker conducting a non-entry inspection of a manhole was incapacitated and fell into the hole. Moments later, two firefighters lowered their Captain into the hole to conduct the rescue. All three firefighters are overcome and nearly perish in the botched rescue.

May 26, 2010 Liberty Township, Indiana a worker is… Continue

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At 9:17am on October 20, 2010, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to FFN
At 11:22pm on October 19, 2010, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Scott, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 2:52pm on October 19, 2010, Louise Thornton said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you have fun and get involve with the discussions. Stay safe.
At 2:19pm on October 19, 2010, Bill Carlisle said…
Welcome to the site and getting ready to read your post , hoping to learn a little something from it stay safe

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