It s better to be safe 100 times  than dead one time.        Mark Twain

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. An NFPA study (Fahy, 2002) observed that the death rates for the three major causes of fatal injuries to firefighters while inside structure fires (lost inside, structural collapse, and fire progress) have been rising.. . This same study points to a lack of experience as a potential cause of fireground fatalities from traumatic injury resulting from rapid fire progress or collapse..

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2. Rita FahyRita Fahy

7. Reactive, not proactiveReactive, not proactive

8. Facilities v StructuresFacilities v Structures

9. There is nothing that says that you have to be this good of FF to participate in LF.There is nothing that says that you have to be this good of FF to participate in LF.

12. Memorial outside of Boulder Fire Station 3Memorial outside of Boulder Fire Station 3

13. S & R drills in old dirt floor shack/garage/chicken coop. Fire burning in the rear, mazes for searching small objects. Training Lt. not qualified for exercise. Low density combustible fiberboard. Pics: Lt. Dan Cutler receiving medical attention after being trapped in a flashover that claimed his two ff’s lives. Chaos as the structure continues to burn.S & R drills in old dirt floor shack/garage/chicken coop. Fire burning in the rear, mazes for searching small objects. Training Lt. not qualified for exercise. Low density combustible fiberboard. Pics: Lt. Dan Cutler receiving medical attention after being trapped in a flashover that claimed his two ff’s lives. Chaos as the structure continues to burn.

14. Pic: Evidence collectionPic: Evidence collection

15. Scott Smith’ fiance at the funeral Lt. Dan Cutler in 2007 talking about the events. (25 years) 9 surgeries – asked why he came back, he said he had to, couldn’t deal with it by himeself. Scott Smith’ fiance at the funeral Lt. Dan Cutler in 2007 talking about the events. (25 years) 9 surgeries – asked why he came back, he said he had to, couldn’t deal with it by himeself.

16. To Hell and Back videoTo Hell and Back video

17. Greg Flagler the day of the accident. S & R drills in an abandoned shed looking for a baby doll. Only fire a barrel in the corner. Room flashed and curtain at door wrapped around Greg as he tried to exit. No hoseline ready or charged. Greg burned for almost 40 seconds. Greg Flagler the day of the accident. S & R drills in an abandoned shed looking for a baby doll. Only fire a barrel in the corner. Room flashed and curtain at door wrapped around Greg as he tried to exit. No hoseline ready or charged. Greg burned for almost 40 seconds.

18. ALS saved Greg Flown to burn unitALS saved Greg Flown to burn unit

19. TreatmentTreatment

20. Top pics; 4 months in Bottom pic: 9 months in on light dutyTop pics; 4 months in Bottom pic: 9 months in on light duty

21. Baby was born four days after the accidentBaby was born four days after the accident

23. Arson awareness class, AC created several props and tied them together with wax paper. Fire would not light due to being to rich. FF trapped on second floor when mixture hit due to windows being broken. Killed 3 ffs, including the estranged ex-wife of the AC Arson awareness class, AC created several props and tied them together with wax paper. Fire would not light due to being to rich. FF trapped on second floor when mixture hit due to windows being broken. Killed 3 ffs, including the estranged ex-wife of the AC

24. Arson awareness class, AC created several props and tied them together with wax paper. Fire would not light due to being to rich. FF trapped on second floor when mixture hit due to windows being broken. Killed 3 ffs, including the estranged ex-wife of the ACArson awareness class, AC created several props and tied them together with wax paper. Fire would not light due to being to rich. FF trapped on second floor when mixture hit due to windows being broken. Killed 3 ffs, including the estranged ex-wife of the AC

25. First live fire exercise for recruits inside of a school bus at a waste water treatment plant. (2 miles from a training center) Objective was to make the students feel heat. Three hurt, one critical, with permanent disabilities. First live fire exercise for recruits inside of a school bus at a waste water treatment plant. (2 miles from a training center) Objective was to make the students feel heat. Three hurt, one critical, with permanent disabilities.

26. Couch, truck tire, wooden door, three barrels with kerosene-soaked wood, 5 gallon can of gasolineCouch, truck tire, wooden door, three barrels with kerosene-soaked wood, 5 gallon can of gasoline

28. AC Arnold Blankenship killed during burndown of structure Only ff wearing full gear and SCBA. Pic above taken at time of accident.AC Arnold Blankenship killed during burndown of structure Only ff wearing full gear and SCBA. Pic above taken at time of accident.

30. Live victim during S & R drills. Two new ffs, first time in SCBAs. 2 jumped out of hole in side of house (pic) Live victim during S & R drills. Two new ffs, first time in SCBAs. 2 jumped out of hole in side of house (pic)

31. Rookie FF dies during RIT training The 19 year old had been on the dept for less than 3 weeks before being placed above the inferno. The investigation would reveal that the young man’s SCBA was never turned on. The Assistant Chief that started the fire by pushing a couch and mattress against the bottom of the stairwell was criminally convicted of manslaughter.

32. Golden died on second floor, SCBA was never turned on. Barrel on second floor was supposed to be the only fire.Golden died on second floor, SCBA was never turned on. Barrel on second floor was supposed to be the only fire.

33. AC Alan Baird pushed a couch against bottom of stairs and lit it. AC Alan Baird pushed a couch against bottom of stairs and lit it.

34. AC Baird on trial. Golden’s SCBA is shown on the screen in the background. AC Baird on trial. Golden’s SCBA is shown on the screen in the background.

35. Baird after the sentence. 1 ˝ years, never can serve with a FD again. Baird after the sentence. 1 ˝ years, never can serve with a FD again.

36. -John Klein Lairdsville Fire Company Vice President “He just joined August 20th. He was only on two controlled burns, and now he’s gone. It’s sad that we have to lose young guys like that.”

40. How long from the hostile event till the time that action was taken.How long from the hostile event till the time that action was taken.

41. Narrow hallway to the fire room.Narrow hallway to the fire room.

56. Instructor dies while operating alone inside the basement of a burn building after incurring a catastrophic failure of his facepiece while inside of the burn room. He was unable to escape the room before collapsing, and a delay with the fire attack crew outside meant that a great deal of time would pass before he was finally discovered.

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