The goal of this best practices manual is to encourage safe and healthy practices from the first day as a fire fighter to retirement. A career in the fire service exposes fire fighters to deadly carcinogens at every fire. This manual identifies the best practices that reduce fire fighter risk of exposure to carcinogens. Cancer may never be eliminated from the fire service, but steps must be taken to reduce the number of fire fighters being diagnosed and dying every year. Common sense practices, equipment and guidelines are all components of these best practices.
Research shows that firefighters run a higher risk of suffering from serious illnesses than the rest of the population (LeMasters et al. 2006). This despite the fact that firefighters as a group often have a healthy lifestyle and thereby good health.
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the carbon monoxide related risks related to firefighter operations and other fires responders that are operating at the fire scene. The procedures discussed within include how to operate with firefighter’s equipment powered by internal combustion engines.
Evacuation can be discussed in a several ways. One important issue about the evacuation process is design of escape routes that usually consists of active and passive protection systems like fire detection and suppression, fire separation etc. Other important factors are evacuation procedures and fire safety organization. Usually these factors are not prescribed in codes and they mainly depend on fire safety organization at particularly company or building.
Evacuation procedures in general depends on:
- type of building,
- structure and number of building occupants and
A unique study on fire safety in hard rock underground mines with focus on heat release rates of mining vehicles is presented. A literature inventory was conducted with respect to fires in underground hard rock mines, which revealed that the most common fire cause in underground mines was flammable liquid sprayed onto hot surface and the most common fire object was a vehicle. A major concern was the lack of documented fire experiments in mining vehicles and heat release rate curves.
These recommendations on CBRN-sampling (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) were developed by the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, in cooperation with representatives of different expert institutions (Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Robert Koch-Institute, Research Institute for Protective Technologies and NBC Protection, Regional Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North RhineWestphalia, Research Centre Karlsruhe) as well as representatives from the fire brigade sector (professional fire brigade of Mannheim, fire brigade
Summary and discussion of Report 3 on the project “The Physical Capacity of Firemen”
This handbook for hazardous materials was produced by virtue of Nordic collaboration in accordance with the Haga Declaration. Local and national representatives from the fire & rescue service, emergency medical services (EMS), and the police in Sweden and Norway cooperated on producing the handbook.
The handbook is intended for use by the first responders of the emergency services from the moment they receive an alarm up to the first 30 minutes on scene at an incident.
This document, containing safety lessons, has been produced for marine safety purposes only, on the basis of information available to date.
The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012 provide for the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents to make recommendations at any time during the course of an investigation if, in his opinion, it is necessary or desirable to do so.