The Fire Scene: How Safe Is Your Firehouse?

I’m sure every firehouse and fire station has some type of hazard that could result in an injury to a firefighter. A loose step on the stairway, a door that slams shut or a continuously wet floor in the bathroom. Those are not what I’m talking about...


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Next time you walk into your firehouse, take a look at the ceilings and other surfaces. Talk with your fellow firefighters and ask about diesel fume exposure. The work we do as firefighters is already too hazardous. Let’s make sure we last longer than the firehouse TV! n

 

John J. Salka Jr. presents “5 Ingredients for an Excellent Company Officer” and “Do You Know Your SCBA?” at Firehouse Expo 2013, July 23-27 in Baltimore, MD.