View from the Street * June 2015

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

 Management by Walking  Around and  for First Responders  Management by Driving to Scenes and looking Around.  Could save the Agency Head the trip to the employees  Family Members home or hospital trying to  give comfort for a Line of Duty Death or serious injury.

Kenn Fontenot of  National Volunteer Fire Council wrote  ” Without strong, forceful leadership at the highest level, any and all safety programs will have limited or no success. http://www.nvfc.org/news-and-events/news/3966-a-dream-is-just-a-dream-until-you- take-action “

Leaders Questions : It is June how many safety meetings  has your agency held in 2015?  Does your agency meet your industry safety standards ?    What is your agency’s safety goals for 2015 ?

Crews  Questions : What was your agency’s  safety goals for 2014 ?  Does your crew wear their seatbelts   everytime the vehicle moves ?  Does your crew do After Action Reviews after every response?

Journey  to Safety Excellence - National Safety Council - 
$ 1.42 Million  Possible savings for each avoided Occupational Fatality  
http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/JSE-Infographic.aspx

2015 Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers    64   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2015?ref=sidebar
Firefighters        46   http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
EMS                      05   http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm
Towers                 16  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org

 National  BEST SAFETY PRACTICES !
NFFF – FIRE/EMS  Vulnerability Assessment Tool https://www.firevap.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
FHWA Safe Quick Clearance  http://www.safequickclearance.org/Home

 

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

 

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