View from the Street – Sept. 2014

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF * Everyone Goes Home Advocate, HRFSOC@cox.net

Governors, Mayors, City Managers, and Agency Heads – As of September 4, 2014, reports of First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty are: 70 Police Officers, 58 Firefighters, 7 EMS, 10 Towers, and unknown number of Safety Service Patrol personnel. I ask what have you done this year to make your agency safer? How many injuries, deaths, and lost days at work has your agency had in 2014? How many workers had to retire or leave their job due to an injury? Does your agency meet OSHA and your industrial safety standards? How many safety topics were on the agenda at your agency staff meeting this year? Does your agency have safe buildings and equipment to operate? Does your agency follow 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

2014 – Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers   70   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar

Firefighters        58   http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

EMS                      07   http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm

Towers                 10  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org

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

 

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