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Plexiglas is becoming a popular material for boarding up abandoned structures. Firefighters in Fresno are experiencing it HERE. What about your area?
You have been assigned to serve as the safety officer during a technical rescue involving an individual trapped in a sand silo. While you have been trained as an incident safety officer and a rescue technician and are aware of standard practices, you are required to develop and document a risk assessment that prioritizes risks based on the operations.
It is quite distracting to have an instructor take the podium with a noticeable miscue in his wardrobe. Unevenly buttoned shirts, missed belt loops, and-the most embarrassing-an open fly are sure to catch an observant audience member’s attention and become a distraction and possibly create quite a stir.
Firefighters use a helicopter to douse a fire near California State Route 2 after a brush fire swept through threatening homes in Los Angeles. Los Angeles firefighters say they have contained the fire in the densely populated neighborhood along a freeway. See More Galleries
Aggressiveness just doesn’t show up one day, it is an indoctrination. What I have found is that departments that haven’t been aggressive and now want to be, struggle. Training is the key attribute to being an aggressive department. Your culture and attitude and thus, your behavior is determined a great deal by how you train. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs