Browsing Category: Accident

Like most TR Instructors I know, I’ve fielded my share of questions from people who either have (or are working toward) TR certification about the new standard – NFPA 1006 2013 edition.  Some questions are simple confusion, but others are so far off base that you have to wonder who is spreading this layer of […]… Continue Reading

Two Line-of-duty death reports came across my desk today – although not a surprise, they were painful, especially since we’re getting oh-so-close to Christmas.  Each of them is a tragedy, but when put together it’s more than a double – it’s a resounding condemnation of the way we do business. Timothy Jansen was 45 years […]… Continue Reading

As of today, twelve(12)  firefighters have died in the line if duty in the United States. Five of those deaths were vehicle accidents! The last death is an 18 (18!) year-old firefighter in Indiana, who was killed with his rig rolled on the way back to the station.  He had on a seat belt, but […]… Continue Reading

Early Monday morning a young man died for no good reason.  His name was Zachary Whitacre – he was 21 and had been in the fire service for less than a year, and died in a single-vehicle accident when the driver lost control of a tanker on “the icy road surface” and slid into an […]… Continue Reading