View from the Street – October 2014

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

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), a leader in first responder safety, has developed a web resource for its members on Ebola. It encourages every IAFF affiliate to conduct a “safety stand down” with their employer and review all infectious exposure policies, procedures, and guidelines. It is a good idea for ALL first responders to join IAFF in the “safety stand down.”

IAFF Ebola info. website: http://client.prod.iaff.org/#page=Ebola

(IAFF has more than 300,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics protecting more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada.)

2014 – Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers   82   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar

Firefighters        67   http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

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

Towers                 10  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org

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/
– NFFF Fire Learning Network     http://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/
– IACP * Police 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

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

 

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