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Chief’s Vehicle Crushed by Tree

Posted By Near Miss Team/ Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Print

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EVENT NARRATIVE 
What was your initial size up?
A tree was down blocking roadway and traffic access.
Enter a summary of your event:
During a rather massive wind storm, our department responded to 14 calls in a 12-hour shift. One of the calls was for a tree down blocking access to the road. The department chief was first on the scene, and the brush truck arrived soon afterward. While all hands were working on cutting up and removing the tree that was blocking the road, a second tree fell near the scene crushing the unoccupied chief's vehicle.
Which of the following occurred, if any?
Other

Extinguishing problem

LESSONS LEARNED 
 

Factors that contributed to the event:
Situational Awareness
Describe the Lessons Learned at this Event. What recommendations do you have to prevent a similar occurrence?
Always pay attention to the surrounding conditions while at a scene. Don't have everyone participate in cleaning up the situation. Have someone standing by observing the surroundings for other issues that are different the primary reason you were called for.
Were unsafe act(s) performed
No
REPORT DETAILS 

Date the event occurred (mm/dd/yyyy):
02/25/2019
Other significant event:
Weather
Approximate time the event occurred (00:00):
08:00
Location of emergency/event:

Roadway

Contributing Factors 

Factors that contributed to the event:

Situational Awareness

Resources & Weather

Which of the following resources were on scene when the event took place?
Command Vehicle
How many?
1
Approximate number of personnel per unit:
1
Wildland (Brush Truck)
How many?
1
Approximate number of personnel per unit:
5
Did the weather/environmental conditions impact operations or the event?
Yes
Precipitation:
Snow
Temperature:
1-32
Wind speed:
Strong (Above 25 mph)
Humidity:
0-20%
Visibility:

Good visibility

Outcomes 

Were there civilian injuries or fatalities?
No
Were there any firefighter injuries?
No
Was there substantial department-owned property/equipment damage or other department cost?
Yes
Describe the department owned property/equipment damage:
Chief's personal vehicle received over $10,000 in damage.

 





 

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