Compilation of Firefighter Near Misses and Close Calls

I am never surprised there are close calls and near misses.  It is a dangerous job.  I am often surprised though that we can make entire compilations of things that are somewhat preventable.

Hy-view FD Working Fire – 169 Sable Palm dr


** Cheektowaga NY **
2nd fire in just over 24 hrs
Hy-view crews alerted for a possible electrical fire in the basement. PD on scene with smoke showing. 9-1 reports black smoke showing from the eaves of 2 story dwelling. Chief assumes command and has Truck 6 set up to open roof. Fire found in attic area in 3-4 corner.
2 – 1½” Lines in use
ON Scene:
Hy-view: Engines: 1, 2, 3, Ladder 6, Rescue 7-1 & Utility 5
U-Crest: Engine 3 & Forks RIT: Rescue 7 & Engine 2
Depew Engine 6 standby at Hy-view
Damages: $ 30K
3-29-2015 – Time Out: 20:01 hrs

Hy-view FD Structure Fire w/ Evac- 24 Calla way


** Cheektowaga NY **
Hy-view chief on scene with working fire in a double wide modular dwelling. Attack crews make entry but are forced back by the truss roof falling in quickly and heavy fire throughout. Command orders everyone out of the structure for a Defensive attack.
3 -1¾” & 1 -2½” lines in use
ON Scene:
Hy-View: Engines: 1, 2, 3, Ladder 6, Rescue 7-1 & Utility 5
U-Crest: Engine 3 & Forks RIT: Engine 2 & Rescue 7
Depew Engine 6 standby at Hy-view
Damages: $ 70K
3-28-2015 – Time Out: 16:22 hrs

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