• Heat stress kills more firefighters than smoke inhalation and even chemical poisoning. (nss.org)
  • Johannesburg - Two firefighters who died from severe smoke inhalation were trapped after an explosion in a burning building in central Johannesburg, Emergency Management Services said on Sunday. (news24.com)
  • A rescue team was sent into the burning office building, but despite resuscitation efforts, the two male firefighters had experienced severe smoke inhalation and were declared dead on the scene. (news24.com)
  • One other firefighter was admitted to Garden City clinic for medical care after suffering from smoke inhalation," said Mulaudzi. (news24.com)
  • The blaze was about 45% contained, with more than 3,800 firefighters, 521 fire engines and eight air tankers on scene, according to state forestry spokesman Scott Upton. (latimes.com)
  • Nearly 1,900 firefighters were battling that blaze, which has burned 24,818 acres west of King City in Monterey County. (latimes.com)
  • One firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the blaze that destroyed two homes and eight outbuildings, said Firefighter Mike Dargetto. (latimes.com)
  • It was four months before firefighters controlled a blaze that blackened more than 240,000 acres of Santa Barbara County backcountry last year. (deseretnews.com)
  • There were, however, a few minor injuries as harsh terrain hampered firefighters' efforts to battle a blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. (deseretnews.com)
  • London's fire chief has said that some of her firefighters have been left "truly traumatised" by the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower. (sky.com)
  • The commissioner expressed her concern about the long-term impact the Grenfell Tower blaze may have on firefighters, saying: "The thing that worries me going forward is the psychological effect. (sky.com)
  • More than 3,000 firefighters, 300 fire trucks, and 27 helicopters have been joined by air tanker crews to battle the Day fire, which is only 39 percent contained. (sfgate.com)
  • Thus it makes sense that NASA technology is being adapted to help firefighters and military bio and chemical hazard cleanup crews. (nss.org)
  • Firefighters must be able to communicate conditions at an emergency scene to other firefighters and to emergency-response crews. (myplan.com)
  • ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said six fire engines and 35 firefighters had attended the scene, and expressed ER24's sympathies to all impacted by the deaths of the firefighters. (news24.com)
  • In the wake of the deaths, the Congress of the People (Cope) called for firefighting equipment and respiratory protection for firefighters to be of the highest standard. (news24.com)
  • It was instituted after proposal emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • He met with NASA engineer Tico Foley to explore ways to use NASA space suit technology to improve firefighter protection, endurance, and safety. (nss.org)
  • The 2011 fatal injury rate for firefighters was 2.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, compared with 3.5 for all occupations. (bls.gov)
  • A total of 28 firefighters were fatally injured at work in 2011. (bls.gov)
  • They want to see the work of firefighters properly recognised in terms of both pay and social protection. (epsu.org)
  • My son is a hotshot firefighter.I recently finished reading the book On the Burning Edge.I have great respect and admiration for their work. (legacy.com)
  • In all honesty, they need enough time to let the concept work itself out without criticism from other firefighters. (deseretnews.com)
  • When someone calls 91 work and you're entering a person's home, you have to have people that are top quality people, that are background checked, and that know these areas and these ace [CHECK] and that's what you have today, you have career firefighters issue not a transient force like they want to have in the private sector, and hence that's why they're moving into these 401Ks. (kpbs.org)
  • Jeffrey Caynon, president of the Houston local, said the firefighters group spurned the spurned the hometown boy in favor of Perry, "because we have been able to work so well with him in Austin. (chron.com)
  • Firefighters rescued in hostage standoff - A Gwinnett County police officer clears the road after an explosion and gunshots were heard near the home in Suwanee. (cnn.com)
  • Helicopters dumped water onto the flames as firefighters fought on the ground. (wsj.com)
  • We could suddenly see what should have been obvious, that firefighters are human beings as well as heroes. (bacp.co.uk)
  • Trapped sweat and the physical stress of fire fighting combine to make the firefighters body heat and heart rate soar to dangerous levels. (nss.org)
  • Prospective firefighters must pass written and physical tests, complete a series of interviews, go through training at a fire academy, and hold an emergency medical technician (EMT) certification. (myplan.com)
  • After being hired, firefighters may be subject to random drug tests and will also need to complete routine physical fitness assessments. (myplan.com)
  • We have lost two brave firefighters that had contributed to the safety of the city. (news24.com)
  • As the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade I was truly anxious for a long time about the safety of the building and my firefighters in there but they were never going to stop until they could physically not get in there anymore. (sky.com)
  • Contains articles and links of interest to firefighter safety, from firefighter F.D. Doc. (dmoztools.net)
  • Firefighters rescued in hostage standoff - A police officer stands guard in the Walnut Grove subdivision in Suwanee, where the incident took place. (cnn.com)
  • Detectives in Southampton are appealing for witnesses after two off-duty firefighters were attacked as they tried stop a domestic incident between a man and a woman on Shirley High Street. (heart.co.uk)
  • The memorial honors Cal Fire firefighters and numerous others from various other municipal and wildland firefighing agencies, who have died from duty-related causes, some medical in nature, and others which occurred on-duty while directly engaged in an emergency incident. (wikipedia.org)
  • Firefighters may have to stay at disaster scenes for long periods of time to rescue and treat victims. (myplan.com)
  • As tech companies like Facebook and Apple push up real estate values, more non-tech workers, such as firefighters and police officers are forced to find housing that's sometimes hours away. (wsj.com)
  • Firefighters must be able to make quick and smart decisions in an emergency. (myplan.com)
  • WEBSTER, N.Y. - The ex-con turned sniper who killed two firefighters wanted to make sure his goodbye note was legible, typing out his desire to "do what I like doing best, killing people" before setting the house where he lived with his sister ablaze, police said. (heraldnet.com)
  • Stop, drop, and roll: workplace hazards of local government firefighters, 2009 by Gary M. Kurlick. (bls.gov)
  • Firefighters are mainly employed in local government (91 percent in 2010), with the remainder employed by federal or state governments. (bls.gov)
  • In addition to participating in training programs conducted by local or state fire departments and agencies, some firefighters attend federal training sessions sponsored by the National Fire Academy . (myplan.com)
  • According to Foley, there are three things that limit a firefighter's time on the front line to about 20 minutes: 1) they run out of fresh air to breath, 2) the fire gets too hot even through protective clothing, and 3) the muscles create heat inside the clothes and get so hot even without a fire, the firefighter can die of heat stroke. (nss.org)
  • A heat exchanger in the backpack uses this heat to warm the compressed air in the tank for the firefighter to breathe. (nss.org)
  • Seven trade union organisations, including the CGT, CFDT, FO and UNSA, representing 85% of all firefighters have been taking strike action to demand improvements in pay and for a significant increase in jobs. (epsu.org)
  • The Giuliani campaign disputed the reach of the firefighters union. (washingtonpost.com)
  • As exhausted firefighters moved from fire to fire, residents used garden hoses to try to save their homes. (rte.ie)
  • Firefighters rescued in hostage standoff - Gwinnett County police spokesman Ed Ritter, center, addresses the media Wednesday night. (cnn.com)
  • Entry-level firefighters receive a few months of training at fire academies run by the fire department or by the state. (myplan.com)
  • The campaign released a statement from Larry Peterson, who is the division chief of the Jacksonville Fire Department and the national chairman of Firefighters for Rudy. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Firefighters poured personnel and equipment into the area to ensure the fire did not reach the town, said John Ahlman, a spokesman for the Los Padres National Forest. (deseretnews.com)
  • Over the next six weeks, we visited 20 stations, with the ambitious aim of talking to every single full-time and retained firefighter within Gloucestershire about mental health. (bacp.co.uk)
  • One of the firefighters was 42 years old with 16 years of service. (nfpa.org)
  • Applicants for firefighter jobs typically must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. (myplan.com)
  • Trade unions representing firefighters and health and social care workers mobilised across the country on 15 October as part of their continuing campaigns to defend jobs and services. (epsu.org)
  • The three main firefighter unions - FP CGIL VVF, FNS CISL and UIL PA VVF - organised a day of protests and strike action on 15 November with a range of demands. (epsu.org)
  • The firefighter wears an undergarment laced with tubes containing a flowing water and antifreeze mixture. (nss.org)
  • The officer requested his hose line be charged with water, and the firefighter on the nozzle began directing the stream towards the ceiling. (nfpa.org)
  • However, that could not have been achieved without one man, a firefighter called Dean Evans, who is challenging mental health stigma within GFRS in a very personal way. (bacp.co.uk)
  • Australian firefighters have battled back massive wildfires in bushland around Sydney, but hot weather that could have caused a catastrophic mega-fire did not materialise. (rte.ie)
  • My condolence to the family of the firefighters that have died in the line of duty. (legacy.com)
  • Firefighters must be strong enough to carry heavy equipment and move debris at an emergency site. (myplan.com)
  • Firefighters in Linton, Australia- a populated region in Victoria- were fighting a large bush fire and called for mutual aid. (wikipedia.org)
  • We've never had a problem recruiting firefighters, even in a tough economy, people -- any place that has jobs available, people are gonna apply. (kpbs.org)
  • It got to the point where we believed that (the firefighters') lives were in immediate danger," he said. (cnn.com)
  • Something of the reality of what firefighters go through to save lives and property became visible. (bacp.co.uk)