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Inspection: 313610834 - Village Of Homewood - Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Illinois Public Sector

Nr: 313610834Report ID: 0551701Open Date: 04/07/2010

Village Of Homewood - Fire Department
17950 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/13/2010
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102641099Event: 03/30/2010Employee Is Killed In House Fire
On March 30, 2010, Employee #1, a firefighter/paramedic, and a coworker, a part-time fire fighter/paramedic, arrived on scene to find heavy fire conditions at the rear of a house and moderate smoke conditions within the uninvolved areas of the house. A search and rescue crew had made entry into the house to search for a civilian who was entrapped at the rear of the house. Employee #1 and the coworker made entry into the home with a charged 2.5 inch hoseline. Thick, black rolling smoke banked down to knee level after the hoseline was advanced 12 feet into the kitchen area. While ventilation activities were occurring, the search and rescue crew observed fire rolling across the ceiling within the smoke. They immediately yelled to the hoseline crew to get out. The search and rescue crew were able to exit the structure safely, then returned to rescue Employee #1 and the civilian. Employee #1 was found wrapped in the 2.5 inch hoseline that had ruptured and without his facepiece on. He was quickly brought out of the structure, received medical care on scene, and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: firefighter, ppe, fire, hose, rupture, water hose
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313610834 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 313610834 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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