By Jessica F. JohnsonPosted February 11, 2020 01:30:12Firefighters are often tasked with fighting fires on the ground, but they are often unable to get a handle on the flames before they spread, experts say.
A new U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) study, which examined the firefighting capabilities of the Army’s Firefighting Service, found that most of the time, when a fire gets out of control and is deemed an emergency, the fire fighter will be assigned to the fire, rather than being in the line of fire.
This was especially true when the firefighters were assigned to a location that was not currently under control of the other firefighters, according to the report.
A fire fighter on the job is not equipped with the proper equipment, such as protective equipment, to deal with the fire.
“The firefighters on the fire front are not equipped to deal in the extreme situation that we’re seeing in the fire in the south of the United States,” said James M. Larkin, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee and a firefighting expert.
Larkin said firefighters need to have “the skills and the training that they need to deal on a high-end fire and on an emergency scene.”
The study, titled “Firefighting and Fire Operations in the Army, United States, 2016,” found that of the 3,854 firefighting fires in the United Kingdom, only about 20 percent were designated as emergencies and less than 20 percent of those fires were classified as fire emergencies.
“That means if you look at the numbers, we’re not talking about a few hundred firefighters here, we have a lot more people that are working on fire, but we’re talking about tens of thousands of people,” Larkin said.
Larkin added that the study found that only about 12 percent of all U.K. firefighting calls were emergency calls.
“It’s a problem because we’re trying to manage an area of the country where it is really hard to manage, and we need the firefighters to be able to do that,” Lacey said.
The Firefighter’s Perspective article By James M LarkinPosted February 10, 2020 03:04:55The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says that in 2017, the United Nations estimated that there were more than 17,000 deaths due to drug overdoses in the U.H.A.T. region, including 6,874 deaths in South Africa.
According to the United Nation Office on Drug and Crime, the number of deaths due in the region in 2017 was about 4,400, or one death every 14 minutes.
South Africa had the highest number of overdose deaths, at 15,947.
In the UH.
E., there were about 9,000 reported drug overdose deaths.
The report also notes that of all the deaths due directly to drugs, heroin use had the largest number of incidents, with 7,872, or about 20 deaths every 10 minutes.
In the UHH, the biggest number of overdoses were in South African cities, with an average of 15,500 drug-related deaths per day.
In South Africa, the largest cities with the highest overdose rates were Johannesburg (17,500 deaths per 10,000 residents) and Pretoria (15,800 deaths per 1,000).
In the UnitedKorea, the South Korean Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Agency reported the highest rate of deaths from drugs in 2017 (5,600 per 1 million residents).
In 2017, there were a total of 8,711 overdose deaths in the South East Asia region, according the UOHA.
The United Kingdom had the second-highest number of heroin overdose deaths (1,971), followed by the UTHA and the UYH.