Near-Miss Listen & Learn: Firefighters Pushed to the Edge of Exhaustion
July 20th, 2008
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We're in the dog days of summer. All over the country firefighters are dealing with temperature extremes in weather and operations conditions. This edition of Near-Miss Listen and Learn takes a look at the topic of operations during excessive heat.
This podcast explores two reports that deal with firefighters who were pushed to the level of exhaustion during training incidents. Additional National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reports review a structure fire and a technical rescue where firefighters were overcome by excessive heat conditions.
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