|Document ID (ISN)||75682|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.99-146
||Preventing injuries and deaths of fire fighters due to structural collapse
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1999. 11p. Illus. 7 ref.
||This booklet describes the steps that fire departments need to take in order to minimize the risk of injury and death to fire fighters when fighting fires involving large building structures. It includes current U.S. regulations with respect to respirators, the positioning of properly trained fire fighters outside the immediately dangerous zone, the constant accounting for the interior team by the commander, and the readiness to provide rapid rescue for the interior team. Several cases of fire fighter fatalities caused by structural collapse are described, along with the lessons to be drawn from these occurrences.
||fire fighting; fire services; escape and rescue; collapse; escape organization
||USA; legal aspects; safety guides; responsibilities; case study
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
First aid and emergency organization