WILDFIRE HOME SAFETY Places such as the western United States and parts of Australia are known for their wildfires. Year after year these locations are in the news and wildfires have been making headlines even more so in recent years.
One of the greatest innovations in the fire service is the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which is a critical component in the personal protective equipment (PPE) used by today’s firefighters. This equipment is essential for allowing firefighters to operate in
It’s no secret that firefighters are subject to health and safety risks. As a result, they wear and carry protective equipment intended to mitigate such risks. Nevertheless, when you add up all the hazards firefighters face over the course of
HOW FAST!? Just two minutes. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Four Fire Facts The flames capture most of a viewer’s attention. But from a survival perspective,
Threats to fire safety are commonly referred to as fire hazards. A fire hazard may include any environment, circumstance, item or obstacle that: Increases the likelihood of a fire May impede escape in the event of a fire Fire safety
Firefighting is a life-threatening job and it’s not for everyone. Firefighters may be called to many different settings or environments. It’s impossible to predict all of the possible hazards a firefighter may encounter. Firefighters deal with more hazards than the
The best defense against a fire is to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. In this brief video, retired LA County Fire Captain, Ralph Ortiz, briefly introduces the importance of fire safety inspections of local structures to
To stay safe, professional firefighters study and learn about emergency work, its hazards and safety procedures. Regardless, the fire service is a dangerous profession. Every year, an average of 100 firefighters die and another 80,000 are injured. Please answer this