Projects Tag: Fatality

On May 9, 2008, three firefighters lost their lives in a shipyard in de Punt, the Netherlands due to a sudden fire spread. The fire took place in a large commercial shed used for boat storage and maintenance. It started…
On March 26, 2014, a lieutenant and a firefighter with the Boston Fire Department lost their lives and 13 additional firefighters were injured when fire conditions deteriorated rapidly in a four story Brownstone. The first crew arrived to find smoke…
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 2011 in Massachusetts, a firefighter lost his life while operating on an apartment fire. Crews had lost contact with the victim when the fire in the involved apartment flashed. After hearing the victim’s PASS device, crews located and removed…
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 South Dakota, two firefighters lost their lives and a third was seriously injured while attempting to extinguish a fire in a coal storage silo. The firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire by applying water through an…
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 North Carolina, a fire officer lost his life and nine firefighters were injured while searching for the fire in a six-story building. After experiencing water supply issues, the officer and several firefighters continued to operate on the…
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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