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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Firefighter Safety

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Dear FireRescue1 Subscriber,
In this issue of FireRescue1 Safety eNews, our experts discuss the importance of safety when training.

Robert Avsec provides four steps to promote realistic, yet safe, live fire training.

FireRescue1 Associate Editor Sarah Calams breaks down how departments can eliminate line of duty deaths during fire training, and the importance of following the correct rules and training protocols.

Lastly, Mark van der Feyst reinforces the importance of wearing proper PPE, and how saying 'yes' to the dress can be a bad idea. 
— FireRescue1 Team
4 steps to safe, realistic live-fire training
Live fire training precautions 
How to eliminate LODDs in fire service training 
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Fire behavior's threat to firefighter safety
By Jim Spell, FR1 Columnist
Advancing firefighter safety means exploring the science of the past, and the likely future.
What we don't see 
Why fighting fire in dresses is bad form
By Mark van der Feyst, FR1 Columnist
Leaving off any component of protective gear exposes firefighters to short- and long-term risks.
Dress for success 
SC FF with heart condition pushes for cardiac screenings for firefighters
2 NY fire depts. issued 14 violations in volunteer firefighter death
NY Sen. pushes for specialized national cancer registry for firefighters
Firefighters forced to wait for 100K ammo rounds to explode
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