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FireRescue1 Member News - Volume 438 - February 19, 2010

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Member News
Feb. 19, 2010
Volume 438
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Dear FireRescue1 Member,

A spate of "struck-by" incidents in recent weeks has led to a call for departments to contribute their safety best practices — and you can play a part.

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute is requesting departments submit their procedures for the deployment of advanced warning devices at incident scenes. It wants to use the information for free training materials to maximize roadway operation safety for responders nationwide.

Check out the full details below and email your procedures to advancewarning@cvvfa.org.


Jamie Thompson, FireRescue1 Editor
Featured News
Md. apparatus 'hit ladder truck, left scene'
A fire apparatus sideswiped a ladder truck early this week, knocked it into two other cars and did not stop to offer assistance. A fire department spokesman said both trucks had their emergency lights and sirens on at the time of the crash. Witnesses were stunned when the first fire apparatus continued without stopping or checking for injuries. Full Story
Small plane crashes into Texas building
Firefighters tackle a fire in a seven-story office building after a small private plane crashed into it in Austin, Texas on Thursday. The pilot burned his home before intentionally crashing the plane. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)
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Top Stories
Blauer Introduces New 9840Z Emergency Response Jacket
Stay safe while responding to calls with Blauer's NFPA certified 9840Z Emergency Response Jacket. Blauer utilizes CROSSTECH® fabric to produce a waterproof, windproof, and breathable garment that also serves as a protective barrier against bodily fluids and chemicals. The best part? This garment doubles as a zip-out stand-alone B.WARM® fleece or as a breathable rain jacket when the B.WARM® liner is removed.
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FireRescue1 Exclusive
'Struck-by' incidents prompt safety call
By Jamie Thompson, FireRescue1 editor
Since the start of the year, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute has collected at least 20 news reports where apparatus and/or fire and EMS personnel have been struck while operating on roadways. The spate of incidents involving drivers striking fire apparatus and other public safety vehicles in blocking positions has led to a call for responses from the fire service. Full Article
Featured News
NIOSH: Hazards overlooked in Detroit roof collapse LODD
By Ken Robinson, FireRescue1 staff
Insufficient risk-versus-gain analysis and an inadequate accountability system have been cited as contributing factors in the death of a Detroit firefighter. Firefighter Walter Harris died after being crushed by a roof collapse in an abandoned building. Investigators say his death may have been avoided had firefighters identified telltale signs of structural collapse. Full Article
No More Cords Getting Slammed in the Door
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Featured Training Video
Live fire training evolution
FDNY Battalion Chief 15 Richard Blatus demonstrates a live fire training evolution in our latest training video. Fire conditions are simulated, with an emphasis on safety, teamwork and communication. Watch Video
Introducing the Rehab Shelter Package from DQE
Establish an area for rest, recovery, and relief from climatic conditions with the Rehab Shelter Package. The Rehab Shelter Package supports NFPA 1584 and includes: a portable shelter, folding table, relaxation chairs, folding chairs, army cot, shelter lights and more! Whether keeping cool or keeping warm, 37C Rehab products keep you and your crew safe and comfortable.
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News and Announcements
Line-of-Duty Deaths
Assistant fire chief dies from heart attack in Idaho

Name: John Coyle
Date: February 8
City: Priest River, Idaho
Cause: Full Report
Backing accident kills
Kan. fire chief


Name: Stanley L. Giles
Date: February 10
City: Linn Valley Lakes, Kansas
Cause: Full Report
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