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     http://www.vfis.com/documents/NFPA1500.pdf

*    Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services    http://www.vfis.com/

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!

http://www.vfis.com/additional-materials-downloads.htm

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

http://www.gtt.com/opticom-emergency-response/opticom-multimode-system/

National Best Safety Practices   

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

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

– TIM Network    http://timnetwork.org/
– FHWA Traffic Incident Management http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse/about/tim.htm
– Responder Safety Learning Network    http://learning.respondersafety.com/
– Fire Learning Network     http://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/
– IACP * Officer Safety  http://www.theiacp.org/CenterforOfficerSafetyandWellness
– Towing and Recovery Association of America      http://www.towserver.net/
– Safe Highways   http://www.safehighways.org/
– TIM NETWORK  Facebook    National Traffic Incident Management Coalition
– IAFF Health, Safety, Medicine   http://www.iaff.org/hs/index.htm

EGH  Behavioral Health Assistance Programs   http://flsi13.everyonegoeshome.com/

EGH  Seatbelt Pledge     http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/seatbelts/

2014       Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers        13   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar

Fire Fighters           21  http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

EMS                          01  http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm

Towers                      02  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org/

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

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