Strategic Vision Helps Ensure Firefighter Safety and Enhance Service
To help fire departments around the nation adopt the 16 initiatives, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has created a new handbook, The Strategic Vision Guide: An Action Plan Using the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.
Any incident can become violent: Preventing firefighters from becoming targets
It’s not just the tragedies in San Bernardino and Colorado Springs or the ISIS attack in Paris that should keep us alert. In the past week alone there were a handful of incidents in the U.S. where someone attempted to do harm to firefighters & EMS crews with guns or knives. Chief John Oates, who put together NFFF’s 2013 report on dealing with violence, reminds us of some of the key elements in trying to prevent firefighters from being targets.
Resolve to reduce line of duty deaths for the New Year
The most important element in firefighter safety is you, the firefighter. Join the NFFF in reducing firefighter injuries and lowering the number of LODDs each year to below 50.