The Arizona State Forester today released the Yarnell Hill Fire Serious Accident Investigation Report, which analyzes the circumstances leading to the June 30 entrapment and deaths of 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. The report and accompanying documents are available at https://sites.google.com/site/yarnellreport/.
The State of Arizona convened an accident investigation team…Continue
Posted on September 28, 2013 at 2:00pm
Posting a question we got from a Fire Engineering reader:
How does your department operate with a 2 Man crew at structure fire with a 5 to 10 min delay for more resources to arrive? Do you have a SOG breaking down individual tasks. Can post a link to the SOP or describe it?
Posted on August 26, 2013 at 8:49am
Hat tip to Billy G. Details from the Philly Fire Commish Ayers:
It is with deep regret that the Department announces the death of Lieutenant Robert Neary, assigned to Ladder 10, Platoon "C". Lieutenant Neary, a veteran with over 37 years of service, died in the line of duty Monday, April 9, 2012.
All off-duty officers and members are invited to attend the services in uniform. Uniform of the day will be Class "A" Dress, with blouse coat and cap.
Posted on April 11, 2012 at 9:06am
Posted on September 22, 2011 at 2:15pm
A firefighter who fell through a floor while fighting a house fire this weekend said he's happy to be alive and thankful for his co-workers.Continue
"I feel very fortunate," said Winston-Salem Fire Captain Darron Southern. "The good Lord was looking out for me. It was bad enough to fall down and fall eight feet. But, to only receive a bruised shoulder, I…
Posted on March 10, 2011 at 9:39am