View from the Street – Sept. 2014

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF * Everyone Goes Home Advocate,

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
– 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
– NFPA 1500 Health and Safety

2014 – Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers   70

Firefighters        58

EMS                      07

Towers                 10

Eric Reddeck
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate


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