The study is based on the widely accepted belief that fire leadership and management can make a difference in reducing line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
Phases I and II of this study, done through Oklahoma State University, International Fire Service Training Association and Fire Protection Publications and funded by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Public Entity Risk Institute, looks to establish “best practices” and an Organizational Safety Culture (OSC) for the American Fire Service in order to reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
Phase I of this study concluded that the Company Officer plays a vital role in defining the nature of organizational safety culture within the fire department. Moving forward into Phase II of the study, research was aimed at developing a way for departments to assess and improve the organizational safety culture within their organization regardless of department type.
The final reports for both Phases I and II can be downloaded from the EveryoneGoesHome.com website’s resource section.