View from the Street * March 2014

Perception vs. Reality? Does your agency meet National Minimum Safety Standards? NFPA 1500 the Standard on Fire Department Safety and Health Program specifies the minimum requirements for an occupational safety and health program for fire departments or organizations that provide rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations, and other emergency services.

NFPA 1500 ed 2013

*    Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services

VFIS provides an array of valuable books, checklists, safety forms, self-evaluations, risk communiques and best practice samples here for your use. Free Safety Downloads!

* Opticom® Multimode System  Collaborate for faster, safer emergency response

National Best Safety Practices   


• Responder safety; Safe, quick clearance; and Prompt, reliable, interoperable communications

– TIM Network
– FHWA Traffic Incident Management
– Responder Safety Learning Network
– Fire Learning Network
– IACP * Officer Safety
– Towing and Recovery Association of America
– Safe Highways
– TIM NETWORK  Facebook    National Traffic Incident Management Coalition
– IAFF Health, Safety, Medicine

EGH  Behavioral Health Assistance Programs

EGH  Seatbelt Pledge

2014       Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers        13

Fire Fighters           21

EMS                          01

Towers                      02

Eric  Reddeck
NFFF  * Everyone Goes Home Advocate

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