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International association of fire chiefs national firefighter safety stand down june 21 2006

International Association of Fire ChiefsNational Firefighter Safety Stand Down June 21, 2006

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute


Stand down
Stand Down

Is a method used by the military to correct an issue that has been identified as a problem throughout its ranks.

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Iafc president chief bill killen
IAFC President Chief Bill Killen

Safety Stand Down to Start June 21 2006

Overview

When: Starting Wednesday, June 21, 2006 and continue until all subsequent duty days/shifts have been covered What: Fire departments—career, volunteer and combination—are being urged to suspend all non-emergency activity and instead focus entirely on firefighter safety. This year's Stand Down will highlight emergency vehicle safety.Why: To raise the level of awareness toward fire fighter safety and call attention to the unacceptable number of LODD deaths and injuries. Who: All fire departments and stations What is a stand down?A stand down is a method used by the military to correct an issue that has been identified as a problem throughout its ranks. This stand down is to raise the level of awareness toward fire fighter safety and call attention to the unacceptable number of deaths and injuries plaguing fire departments.

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Building on the success of the first National Fire fighter Safety Stand Down in 2005, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Volunteer and Combination Officers' Section of the IAFC have called for a second stand down to be held starting Wednesday, June 21, 2006, and continued until all personnel and duty nights have been covered.  Fire departments are urged to plan to participate in the event.

Last year, an estimated 10,000 fire departments participated in the National Firefighter Safety Stand Down. Activities were posted on the IAFC and its partner’s Web sites. The IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the IAFF Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine will be updating the recommended activities, and when those details are developed, they will be distributed.

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“Sadly, 106 fire fighters died in the line of duty last year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

Once again, the IAFC will be reaching out to other fire service organizations to join forces and involve the entire fire service in the event.  Last year, 19 organizations partnered with the IAFC for the first stand down.

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Overview
Overview year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Introduction

  • Resources

  • Activities

  • Improvement Plan

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1 introduction
1. Introduction year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • ‘The IAFC and its partners are urging you and all fire departments throughout the country to suspend all non-emergency activity and focus entirely on firefighter safety.’

  • ‘Talk about line-of-duty deaths; check all apparatus and equipment; discuss health safety regulations; review fire ground safety issues; and take stock of training exercises and fitness goals.’

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Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”


Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”


What can we do to change the trend
What can we do to change the trend? year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

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How does the culture of your fire department impact safety
How does the culture of your fire department impact safety? year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

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What can you do to improve safety in the fire service and your department
What can year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”you do to improve safety in the fire service and your department?

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2 resources

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

NIOSH reports

NIST simulations

NFPA

VFIS

USFA/NFA

IAFC

CFSI

Firehouse.com

Respondersafety.com

OSHA

FDSOA

Firefightrerclosecalls

MFRI

2. Resources

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

1. Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety, incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability, and personal responsibility.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives1
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

1. Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety, incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability, and personal responsibility.

The need for safety must start at the top of the organization. It must be practiced by all and enforced as an organizational priority.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives2
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

2. Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the service.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives3
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

2. Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the service.

The organization shall provide the members with the proper PPE and SCBA to complete their duties. Members shall utilize the PPE and SCBA to carry out their duties as prescribed by the manufacturer and departmental procedures.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives4
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

3. Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical, and planning responsibilities.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives5
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

3. Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical, and planning responsibilities.

Risk Management – NFA- USFA

We will risk our lives a lot to protect a savable life.

We will risk our lives a little to protect savable property.

We will not risk our lives at all in an attempt to protect lives and property that are already lost.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives6
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

4. Empower all firefighters to stop unsafe acts.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives7
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

4. Empower all firefighters to stop unsafe acts.

Watch out for our brother and sister firefighters. We need to help each other. Point out unsafe acts before they cause injury or death.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives8
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

5. Develop and implement national standards for training, qualifications, and certification (including recertification) that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties that they are expected to perform.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives9
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

5. Develop and implement national standards for training, qualifications, and certification (including recertification) that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties that they are expected to perform.

Advocate the use of the Pro Board National Fire Service Professional Qualification system or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress standards. All responders should be certified to the level of their response capabilities.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives10
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

6. Develop and implement national medical and physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties that they are expected to perform.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives11
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

6. Develop and implement national medical and physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties that they are expected to perform.

Advocate physicals for all members when they join and at yearly intervals.

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National fallen firefighters foundation 16 firefighter life safety initiatives12
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

7. Create a national research agenda and data collection system that relate to the initiatives.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

7. Create a national research agenda and data collection system that relate to the initiatives.

All jurisdictions should require detailed reports from all departments concerningresponses, incidents, injuries, and fatalities. This report should also include training records for each member.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

8. Utilize available technology wherever it can produce higher levels of health and safety.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

8. Utilize available technology wherever it can produce higher levels of health and safety.

Use thermal imaging cameras, combustible gas indicators, and charged electric wire alerting devices to indicate dangerous conditions at incidents scenes to response personnel.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

9. Thoroughly investigate all firefighter fatalities, injuries, and near misses.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

9. Thoroughly investigate all firefighter fatalities, injuries, and near misses.

Develop a program to define ‘near misses’.

Investigate all injuries and near misses.

Cooperate with agencies that conduct fatality investigations.

Utilize this information to improve the safety and welfare of responders.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

10. Ensure grant programs support the implementation of safe practices and/or mandate safe practices as an eligibility requirement.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

10. Ensure grant programs support the implementation of safe practices and/or mandate safe practices as an eligibility requirement.

When writing grant requests include safety criteria as part of the specifications.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

11. Develop and champion national standards for emergency response policies and procedures.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

11. Develop and champion national standards for emergency response policies and procedures.

Adopt and follow NFPA standards for emergency response such as NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1521.

Comply with federal regulations such as 29 CFR 1910.134, Respiratory Protection, and 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Materials Response.

These are examples only. There are numerous standards and regulations that apply to emergency responders.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

12. Develop and champion national protocols for response to violent incidents.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

12. Develop and champion national protocols for response to violent incidents.

Work with law enforcement agencies to develop and comply with protocols for response to violent incidents.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

13. Provide firefighters and their families access to counseling and psychological support.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

13. Provide firefighters and their families access to counseling and psychological support.

Develop local and state resources for members and their families for counseling and psychological support services.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

14. Provide public education more resources and champion it as a critical fire and life safety program.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

14. Provide public education more resources and champion it as a critical fire and life safety program.

Develop your department’s ability to provide public education services to your community. Resources can be obtained in grant requests.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

15. Strengthen advocacy for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

15. Strengthen advocacy for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers.

Provide your members with basic training in the use of the applicable Fire Prevention Code for your jurisdiction . Ascertain the correct procedure to report violations to the responsible agency.

Become an advocate for home automatic sprinkler systems. Enlist the assistance of other community groups in your area.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

16. Make safety a primary consideration in the design of apparatus and equipment.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

16. Make safety a primary consideration in the design of apparatus and equipment.

When writing specifications for new apparatus and equipment include the appropriate NFPA specifications. The equipment and apparatus should carry the applicable NFPA approval labels.

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Niosh reports
NIOSH Reports year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Trusses - 2005 Report

  • Photos

  • Case studies

  • Diagrams

  • Safety practices

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-132/

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Niosh ff fatality reports
NIOSH FF Fatality Reports year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • NIOSH investigates most fatalities.

  • List by states

  • List of all investigations

  • Can be used to enhance safety

http://www.cdc.gov/

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Niosh fatality report
NIOSH Fatality Report year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Summary of incident

  • Recommendations

  • Photos

  • Detailed report

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Niosh alert reports
NIOSH Alert Reports year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Detailed report

  • Example - Fire ground structural collapse

  • Expanded coverage needed for one area that affects safety

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Niosh report bbp
NIOSH Report BBP year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • OSHA regulations

  • Precautions

  • Preventing needle sticks

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/

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Nist fire simulations
NIST Fire Simulations year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • http://www.fire.nist.gov/

  • Fire in a One-Story Restaurant, Texas

  • February 14, 2000

  • Truss roof construction

  • Fire involvement of roof area

  • Roof collapse

  • Two firefighters killed

  • CD-ROM 13 minutes

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Http www nfpa org
http://www.nfpa.org year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

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Nfpa many services available
NFPA – Many services available year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • NFPA standards

    • 472 - Hazardous Materials Response

    • 1403 - Live fire Training

    • 1981 – Open-circuit SCBA

  • Fire Prevention and Public Education materials – for purchase

  • Departments can have memberships

  • Investigations - example

    • Residential House, Pittsburgh, PA, 2/14/95, 3 fatalities.NFPA members: Download this report for free (PDF, 1.7 MB)Free summary in English (PDF, 56 KMB) and Spanish (PDF, 6 KB)

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Pittsburgh Fire – Free Summary Report year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

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Pittsburgh fire full report
Pittsburgh Fire – Full Report year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • 21 Pages

  • Photos and diagrams

  • Points

    • 3 firefighters deceased

    • Not found for 1 hour

    • Poor ICS

    • No accountability

    • Poor communications

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Vfis glatfelter insurance group
VFIS year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”Glatfelter Insurance Group

  • Report forms

    • Weekly Emergency Vehicle Report

    • SCBA checklist

  • Client Training

http://www.vfis.com

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Usfa nfa
USFA/NFA year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • National Fire Academy

  • NIMS

  • EMI

  • On-line classes

  • Firefighters Grant Program

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/

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International association of fire chiefs
International Association of Fire Chiefs year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Home page for Stand Down for Safety

  • Many links

  • National Near Miss Reporting system

http://www.iafc.org/

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Congressional fire service institute
Congressional Fire Service year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”Institute

  • National Legislative Input

  • Congressional Contacts

  • United Fire Service Agenda

http://www.cfsi.org

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Firehouse com
Firehouse.com year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Extensive coverage of the emergency services

  • Company drills

  • Latest incidents

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Respondersafety com
Respondersafety.com year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Highway safety for responders

  • Traffic incident management systems

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OSHA year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Federal regulations

  • Training programs

  • Enforcement

  • interpretations

http://www.osha.gov/

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Fire department safety officer s association
Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Certification

  • Newsletter

  • Forum

http://www.fdsoa.org/

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Firefighterclosecalls com
Firefighterclosecalls.com year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Excellent site

  • Personal reports of close call incidents

  • Reports and training items for download

www.firefighterclosecalls.com/

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MFRI year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Drill of the Month

  • Quiz of the Month

  • Certified Training

http://www.mfri.org/

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3 activities
3. Activities year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Station Operations

  • Responding/Returning

  • Fire Ground Operations

  • Other Emergency Operations

  • Training

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Stations operations
Stations Operations year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Moment of silence for LODD at shift change or company meetings

  • Apparatus checks

  • Equipment checks

  • Slip, trip, and fall issues

  • Air compressor/cascade air quality

  • Health and Safety Officer designated

  • Physicals for all members

  • Critical Incident Stress for members

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Responding returning
Responding/Returning year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Is POV allowed?

  • Driver qualifications

  • All members seated and belted

  • Stop for all stop signs, red lights, and railroad crossings

  • Spotters for backing apparatus

  • Maps and response routes

  • Avoid bridges with ratings less than the vehicle weight

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Fire ground operations
Fire Ground Operations year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Use of ICS/IMS

  • Safety Officer clearly designated

  • SOP’s

  • Mandatory SCBA usage requirements

  • Continuous water supply established

  • Clearly understood Plan of Action

  • Offensive or defensive operations announced

  • Accountability system in place and utilized

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Other emergency incidents
Other Emergency Incidents year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Blood borne pathogen requirements followed

  • Highway safety procedures followed

  • Air monitoring for Hazmat and Confined Space operations

  • Technical Rescue incident trained responders

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Training
Training year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Minimum training requirements for all members

  • Instructors qualified to teach in their area

  • NFPA 1403 followed for all live burns

  • Driver training programs and refreshers should be mandatory

  • Training records for all members

  • Certification system fees paid by the departments

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4 plan of action
4. Plan of Action year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Identify areas of departmental and personal weaknesses.

  • List items that can be changed immediately

  • List items that require training and/or resources to accomplish

  • List items that are long range goals that require extensive changes to operations, equipment, or organizational culture

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4 plan of action1
4. Plan of Action year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Make a plan for immediate changes

  • Make a plan for changes that require changes in training or procedures and resource allocation

  • Make a plan for long range changes

  • These plans need a timetable and bench marks. Regular progress reports to management and the membership.

  • The need to change must be sold to the responders and accepted

  • Any changes made require support and enforcement

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Review
Review year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

  • Introduction

  • Resources

  • Activities

  • Improvement Plan

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Your thoughts
Your thoughts? year.  Since many of the accidents occurred in department vehicles, we have decided to focus this year’s stand down on emergency vehicle safety, where we can have the most impact. We must take dramatic steps to reduce the alarmingly high fire fighter death and injury rates,” said IAFC President Chief Bill Killen.  “While firefighter safety must be part of everyday life in the fire service, the Safety Stand Down raises awareness of the issue and calls national attention to the unacceptable number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths.”

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