View from the Street – Sept 2013

 Leaders of  organizations must recognize the importance of health and safety in their agency. Virginia  Office of Emergency Medical  Services  has created a Agency Head Safety Pledge .     http://www.vdh.state.va.us/OEMS/EO/HealthAndSafetyPledge.htm

 On July 26, 2010, a 59-year-old male volunteer fire chief (victim 1) and a 67-year-old male volunteer fire fighter (victim 2) died  after their  fire truck  entered a intersection in Rocky Mount , Virginia.  .  September   23 , 2013  a trial on the incident will be held .  

NIOSH  February 28, 2011 report of the incident  http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201019.html

Recommendation #6: Municipalities and authorities having jurisdiction should consider the use of intersection control devices on emergency vehicles and selected traffic lights.

 The 2013 Session of the Virginia  General Assembly enacted Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 277, followed by Governor McDonnell’s Executive Order 58  ….  Adopting  National Unified Goal  .. Statewide Traffic Incident Management  . Updated info in  report to The Honorable Marla Graff Decker Secretary of Public Safety and The Honorable Stephen D. Newman Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee http://www.vdh.state.va.us/OEMS/NewsFeatures/TIM/index.htm

National Unified Goal   http://ntimc.transportation.org/Pages/NationalUnifiedGoal(NUG).aspx

TRAA  September 20, 2013  meetings at the International Towing and Recovery Museum
  Towing and Recovery Association of America     http://www.towserver.net/
 HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM INDUCTION CEREMONIES Saturday, September 21st, 6:00 pm

 FHWA Emergency Transportation Operations  http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse/index.htm

Responder Safety     http://www.respondersafety.com  

National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Weekend  October 5 – 6, 2013 http://weekend.firehero.org/

NFFF  Everyone Goes Home     http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

TIM Network    http://timnetwork.org

                          2013  Killed in the Line of Duty
   Police Officers   66   http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2013
   Fire Fighters     77    http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/ 
   EMS                      19    http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm
   Towers                20    http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org/

   Eric  Reddeck   HRFSOC@cox.net
   NFFF  * Everyone Goes Home Advocate    http://www.everyonegoeshome.com 

 

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