Near-Miss, Weekly Report: Wheel Chock Mishap

The front tire of the engine went up on the chock block pinching it sideways at an angle, shooting it across the engine room floor.

Do you think this will happen again? Yes

What do you believe caused the event?

  • Human Error
  • Situational Awareness
  • Individual Action
  • Procedure
  • SOP / SOG

What do you believe is the loss potential?

  • Life threatening injury
  • Property damage is working with the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System to get the word out about previous fire fighter near-miss incidents. Each week, will publish the Fire Fighter Near-Miss Report of the Week (ROTW). If you would like to receive the ROTW, please e-mail: with "subscribe-FHC" in the subject line. If you have had a similar experience and would like to report it and to learn more about the program, please visit: