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Roadway Incident Safety for Firefighters

Firefighters regularly respond to various calls for service. Medical assist calls, building fires, motor vehicle crashes, brush fires, hazardous material incidents and technical rescues are our business. Almost every time we step out of our rig at the scene we step into harm’s way.

Who responds to a firefighter’s worst day?

Sometimes what we witness during a call hits too close to home or the pressures of life outside the firehouse seem insurmountable. Before we know it, the walls we’ve established to protect ourselves emotionally begin to crack. We’re often the last to notice. But if they aren’t shored up, those walls might come crashing down.

Initiative 6: Saving Our Own

During the winter months, our members gather once a month on a Sunday, to have an extra one hour’s worth of training for the week and share a meal together at the kitchen table at the firehouse. I share this today with you as one of these trainings paid off educationally and became enlightening to all and empowered our Fire Chief to do something that will no doubt enhance the lives of all of our members.

NFFF “New Goals” Campaign: Taking Steps to Survivability

Often, the path to sustained change is through incremental improvements. Of course, some issues are so important they must be dealt with immediately. By prioritizing what needs to be accomplished and taking small, manageable steps we see progress occur that is both sustainable and important.