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What is Hoarding 

 Pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment

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Why Is This Dangerous To You?

 Hoarding homes increase the risk of firefighter disorientation emergencies while exposing the firefighters to a increased workload created by the collection of belongings.

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In the above news video the exposure dangers to all first responder agencies is highlighted. During the clip you will notice fire, police, and EMS agencies all responded to this call for service. The news explains the initial call for service as being a respiratory distress call that evolved into a HazMat situation, due to the suspected Meth Lab inside. This is a great example of the exposure potential to all first responder agencies. Let’s take a look as some learning points from this news clip:

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Recent Podcasts

January 19. 2015

Hoarder Firefighting: 5 Things We Need To Know

Hoarding has been becoming a growing concern in our communities. How does this affect us firefighters? What does it matter? Well, on this episode, I talk with Ryan Pennington, who has done a ton of research on the subject, and he tells us all about hoarding and how it affects us as firefighters and what we really need to know. So many issues arise from hoarder fires and our tactics need to be adjusted because of the different dangers. Get educated on them so you or your crews don’t get hurt. This is something that can happen in any district.

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Hoarding Audio Program

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