Michael Teague's Blog (9)

Serious Accident Review Team Training

Each year close to 100 hundred firefighters die in the line of duty. 80,000 are injured. There is no estimate on number of near misses each year. In an effort to reduce the number of LODD's the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation developed 16 Life Safety Initiatives. Initiative #9 is thoroughly investigate all firefighter deaths, injuries and near misses. Investigation of these events is a complex process that needs to be preplanned. …


Added by Michael Teague on October 31, 2013 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

The Continuing Challenge 2013

I will be speaking on the Continuing Challenge in Sacramento next week.

Click here for a link to the conference website


Wednesday  1:30-3:15 Keeping Your People Trained

This is a review of the training requirements in the HAZWOPER standard and how my agency provides refresher training to over 600 responders.


Thursday 3:45-5:30 I Just Got an OSHA Citation: What Do I Do Now?



Added by Michael Teague on August 27, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Good new book on leadership

I am currently reading a book a came across when searching through Amazon. It's called Leadership in Dangerous Situations edited by Patrick J Sweeney, Michael D. Matthews, and Paul B. Lester. The subtitle is A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and First…


Added by Michael Teague on December 2, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

California Training Officers' 16th Annual Fall Training Symposium

November 14-18, 2011

Fresno Convention Center

Registration is open atwww.calchiefs.org.

I am teaching an 8 hour class on Firefighter Accident/Near Miss Investigation on Wednesday.



Added by Michael Teague on September 29, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

I can't believe that we are still this stupid.


We recently received several new fire engines. These beautiful Pierce Quantums are everything you could want in a fire engine. However, it seems there is at least one thing that some people don't want. The seats in the engines have sensors that can tell if someone is sitting there and whether or not the seat belt is buckled.


Last week, as I was gathering my gear from the engine, the Captain who relieved me asked the engineer if the engine had one of those seat belt…


Added by Michael Teague on September 16, 2011 at 5:08am — 13 Comments

Sacramento 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5k Run/Walk

It was an honor to carry FF Van Hine's name up 110 floors during the Sacramento 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Even with the training I did it was an incredibly hard climb.

Added by Michael Teague on September 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sacramento 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and 5k Run/Walk

343 firefighters will climb 110 stories  at the Renaissance Building in Downtown Sacramento on Sunday 9/11/11. Over 3,000 others will complete a 5K Run/Walk on the Riverfront. After the completion of the Stair Climb and 5K there will be a tribute concert in the Capitol Mall.


This event is sponsored by the Local 522 Sacramento Area Firefighters, Placer County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association and the Sacramento Police Officer…


Added by Michael Teague on September 10, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

We lost a friend today.

Mark Cooper was a retired assistant chief at Sacramento Metro Fire. He will  be missed.…


Added by Michael Teague on September 6, 2011 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

Firefighter Injury Investigation Report

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District recently completed a Serious Accident Review. On May 31, members of Metro Fire were operating on a residential structure fire. A truck company was on the roof performing vertical ventilation when a roof collapse dumped one firefighter into the burning garage. The firefighter was successfully rescue by adjacent crews. Follow this link to the report

Ellsworth SAR…


Added by Michael Teague on September 2, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

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