UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) released a report detailing an incident where four career firefighters including two lieutenants from LaGrange, GA, suffered burn injuries while fighting a residential structure fire.
FSRI identified six factors that contributed to the ultimate outcome of this incident.
These factors were identified as avoidable and led to four key recommendations including topics around size-up, back-up hoselines, and using known vs. unknown information to guide fireground decisions.
“After this event, we wanted to do everything in our power to ensure that we learned from what had happened,” said John Brant, fire chief, LaGrange Fire Department. “FSRI did exactly what we needed and found the contributing factors. We have adjusted our protocols and procedures based on their findings. I feel we are a much safer department after their recommendations.”
Click here to download the report.