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