Jan 2015 * View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck,  NFFF * Everyone Goes Home Advocate, http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://www.firehero.org) has a new goal of reducing firefighter injuries and to lower the number of Line of Duty Deaths each year from 85 in 2014 to below 50. In the Tampa 2 Summit Report “Carrying the Safety Message into the Future” (page 31) it states: “Each fire agency should develop an attitude, exhibited by every member of the organization, ingrained from their first day on the job as a personal commitment to be a ‘safety, survival, health and wellness advocate’ and servant leader. The report also says, “Use traffic slowing/control devices while operating in the roadway to alert oncoming traffic.”

The Responder Safety Learning Network has great FREE online training modules about roadway operations (http://learning.respondersafety.com/).

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This $100 sign gives important advance warning to the driving public.

2015 — Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers    6  http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar
Firefighters         2   http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
EMS                      1    http://www.nemsms.org/notices.ht
Towers                  1   http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org

 

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

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