We follow NFPA 1500 standards. If a call is not life or property threatening we respond non-emergency. All career personnel have annual physicals and when on duty they all must go to the gym. We have an infection control policy. All fires are investigated and we have a strong inspections division. We have a policy that all occupants on apparatus WILL wear seat belts and when in the street all personnel will wear traffic safety vests. We will stage at any unsecured scenes until ok’d by police. The city has a employee assistance program(EAP). We also do a lot of public education tours and safety talks. All personnel are safety officers.
Submitted by Kevin McWhorter, City of Waynesboro Fire Department (VA)