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Routine Responses

A place to discuss those responses we go on all the time that sometimes can hurt us.

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Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2013

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Water Main Break

Started by Frank Montagna Dec 5, 2010.

Pulling manhole covers

Started by Frank Montagna Dec 5, 2010.

Who is in charge at a gas leak?

Started by Frank Montagna Feb 10, 2010.

Gas monitor

Started by Frank Montagna Nov 22, 2009.

CO generated from overheating battery, has anyone seen this? 12 Replies

Started by Jay Wieners. Last reply by Ian Toms Jun 25, 2009.

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Comment by Frank Montagna on August 6, 2009 at 5:10pm
How well does your utility company train you to respond to utility related emergencies and fires?
Comment by Frank Montagna on June 23, 2009 at 8:23am
In September 2009, I am teaching an undergraduate course for John Jay College. It is entitled "Utility Emergencies and the Fire Service" and is based on my Book "Responding to Routine Emergencies". The course will be taught at the New York City Fire Academy on Wednesdays. I am also teaching an on line version of the course. Both courses are open to all. If you are interested in taking either the classroom version or the on line version, go to and register as a new student.
See you in the classroom.
Comment by Frank Montagna on December 23, 2008 at 7:19am
With all of the cold weather we have had, there has been a rash of carbon monoxide incidents including CO related deaths. Many of these incidents and deaths are the result of improper installation of generators. Generator related CO deaths are becoming quite common. A generator in the home unvented or improperly vented and a generator installed outside near a window or vent opening is dangerous. You need to have a CO alarm in the home to warn against CO.
Has anyone responded to a serious CO incident recently? How about telling us about it and how you handled it?

Train to stay safe,

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