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The FireRescue1 safety resource section features fire incident news; tips for how to stay safe on scene and on the roadways; lessons learned from major incidents; videos and podcasts that highlight safety-related topics, such as fireground hazards, mayday incidents, patient interactions and hazmat exposure; the impact of leadership on safety; behavioral health issues; plus analysis from major events.

Former Vancouver Captain Gregory Weber’s attorney stated “a firefighter’s life should only be put at risk for the life of another, not mere property”
Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene
Demetrius Massey suffered burns over 11% of his body after an explosion inside the Haywood Community College training tower
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
Emergency response requires increased focus; this is a balancing act when approaching a scene with numerous factors in play
Madison Hope Summerville died from injuries she received while saving her children, ages 5, 4 and 3, from their burning home in Griffin
Beaver Dam firefighters were injured while training on Beaver Dam Lake
CO poisoning is a life-threatening emergency and victims must be removed from the environment immediately without placing the rescuers in danger
A house explosion and a semi-truck blast resulted in the death of one firefighter and at least 18 injured between the two scenes
The U.S. fire administrator, FDNY chief fire marshal, IAFC president and FSRI executive director detailed lithium-ion battery dangers facing firefighters and the general public
Los Angeles General Medical Center Dr. Molly Deane said it is remarkable the firefighters were not more severely injured
Seven firefighters were injured in an explosion while fighting a truck fire
Spalding County firefighters were alerted to smoke in the firehouse just before 3 a.m.
Bloomington firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to locate bulk of fire in attic
Bloomfield police checking on the well-being of a person found a working house fire