An article about the definition, description, modes, classification and causes of hazards. It is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment. Most hazards are dormant or potential, with only a theoretical risk of harm; however, once a hazard becomes "active", it can create an emergency situation.
An article about dehydration in fire scene. Improper hydration — such as dehydration — leads to headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and overall diminished function. Having such symptoms is unhealthy for the individual and for the team. They can lead to poor decision-making on the part of a leader; they can lead to poor performance on the part of a firefighter. The combination of both can have very negative consequences regarding the outcome of firefighter safety and the fire event.
An article providing tips on mitigating electrical hazards in fire scenes. Controlling the utilities at incident scenes should always be a priority. There’s a lot more to securing utilities than just going around the building turning off switches and closing valves. Just like many fireground tasks, it requires a coordinated effort by companies operating at the scene.