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Fire association urges stand-down due to confined space incidents

June 3, 2010

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Two recent confined space rescue incidents prompted the International Association of Fire Chiefs to recommend fire chiefs and officers issue an immediate stand-down.

The incidents, which took place in Ohio and Indiana, killed civilians and critically injured firefighters who were attempting rescue, according to an IAFC press release. The Fairfax, VA-based organization recommended fire personnel postpone all non-emergency tasks and use the stand-down to focus on safety training, specifically on the dangers and proper procedures for confined space rescue operations.



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