Firehouse.com and EMSWorld.com Present Safety Week 2011


Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 03:15pm
Updated: Sun, 06/26/2011 - 11:15am

 

Commentary, Articles, Resources, & Podcasts throughout Safety Week
The majority of fireground fatalities are linked to incidents where firefighters become lost, disoriented or trapped, according to the USFA. This year's Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week focuses on firefighter survival and Mayday training: "Mayday: Not If, When." Proper training survival skill sets can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for the worst case scenario. Visit Firehouse.com
each day as we provide training materials, from experienced experts,
to help you prepare for the unexpected.

• Sunday: Introduction to Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011
• Monday: Preventing the Mayday
• Tuesday: Being Ready for the Mayday
• Wednesday: Self-Survival Procedures
• Thursday: Self-Survival Skills
• Friday: Firefighter Expectations of Command
• Saturday: Wrap Up & Review

Saturday- Wrap Up & Review

News

Expert: RIT Training Is Essential to Firefighter Safety
   While preventing a Mayday is the ultimate goal, unpredictable events happen at fire scenes.
   That's why it's important for fire department to have well-trained rapid intervention teams,
   or crews, available for immediate deployment.
Safety Week Themes Spark Special Programs
   For some fire departments, Safety Week is more than a week -- it's a catalyst for creating unique
   and ongoing safety programs.

Articles

Fireground Assessment for Rapid Intervention Teams
   Crews must conduct a thorough size-up and evaluate operations

Podcasts


From the Archives


Friday - Firefighter Expectations of Command

News

NPFA: Gear, Equipment Essential for Firefighter Safety
   Having the correct gear and equipment are essential for
   firefighters to do their jobs and return home safely.

Articles

The Rapid Intervention Command Board
   A tool to track crews, times and assignments in Mayday situations

Podcasts


From the Archives


Video

Wednesday - Self-Survival Procedures

News

Charleston Fire Department Improves Safety, Focuses on Maydays
   Last summer, Charleston firefighters responded to a blaze
   that would provide them with their first test of what they
   had been preparing for over the course of the previous three years.

Articles

SCBA Considerations - Part 3: Restrictive Area Techniques
   Techniques for moving through tight and restricted areas
   while wearing an SCBA

Podcasts


From the Archives


Video

Tuesday - Being Ready for the Mayday

News

Preventing the Mayday Through Situational Awareness
   The importance of situational awareness

Articles

Designing Portable Radios for Fireground Survival
   Guidelines for portable radio designs to maintain constant
   communication between all members on-scene.

Firefighter Rescue: The Drag Rescue Device
   A built-in tool for downed firefighter removal

Podcasts


From the Archives


Video

Monday - Preventing the Mayday

Sunday - Introduction to Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011