Projects Tag: Collapse

On April 12, 2015, a South Dakota firefighter lost their life in a residential structure fire. The first firefighters arrived on scene with reports of a person trapped in the bedroom. When they forced the front door, they experienced thick,…
On October 12, 2015, two Kansas City firefighters lost their lives in a structural collapse at a three-story commercial building fire. The first units on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing on all floors. Several rescues were…
On October 12, 2015, a fire apparatus operator and a firefighter with the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department (KCFD) lost their lives and several others were injured when a wall collapsed at a three-story commercial structure fire. The first arriving…
On May 20, 2013, a firefighter lost his life while conducting a search for occupants during a three-story apartment fire. The fire had gone to a fourth alarm and firefighters were in the second hour of operations. Primary searches and…
On January 22, 2013, a fire officer lost his life when the floor collapsed and he was trapped in the basement at a residential structure fire. The officer and another officer were extinguishing fire in the attic from a first…
In 2012 in Pennsylvania, a fire officer and firefighter lost their lives and two firefighters were injured when a wall collapsed during firefighting operations in a vacant commercial structure fire. The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program studied…
In 2012 in Wisconsin, a fire officer lost his life and two firefighters were trapped at a theater fire after the bowstring truss roof collapsed. The NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program identified contributing factors including uncoordinated suppression…
In 2011 in Texas, a fire officer lost his life after falling through the roof and into the attic during ventilation operations on a fire in an apartment complex. The fire had spread into the attic. The fire officer was…
In 2011 in Massachusetts, a firefighter lost his life and another firefighter was injured when they were trapped during a partial collapse during a fire. The trapped firefighters were part of a crew performing a secondary search after the building…
In 2011 in California, a firefighter lost his life and several firefighters were injured at a structure fire in a three-story residential building. Firefighters were attempting to gain access to the fire in the walls and ceiling when the interior…
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