View from the Street * August 2014

2014 Vulnerability Assessment Program Risk  Assessment
By Eric Reddeck, NFFF * Everyone Goes Home Advocate, HRFSOC@cox.net

A study investigating the root causes of over 3,000 firefighter line-of-duty-deaths by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has concluded that a vast majority of these deaths could have been prevented. NFFF & the National Fire Academy developed a model Vulnerability Assessment tool for any department that endeavors to evaluate its risk profile.

For Transportation Authority, Airport Authority, Federal, State and Local Government, Private or Industrial Fire Brigade, Contract FD…Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP) — http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/VAP/. The self-assessment tool, which is interactive and available online, will provide fire departments (their fire chiefs, fire officers, and safety teams) with a systematic process to evaluate their community risks and resource capabilities, including health and safety programs, and identify areas of vulnerability to historically predictable and preventable risk. Go to the Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP) Tool

2014   Killed in the Line of Duty (from all causes)

Police Officers   64   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar

Firefighters        55   http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

EMS                      05   http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm

Towers                 09  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org

National Best Safety Practices   

– 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
– NFPA 1500 Health and Safety    http://www.vfis.com/documents/NFPA1500.pdf
– VFIS    http://www.vfis.com/additional-materials-downloads.htm

http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

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