View from the Street * June 2015

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

 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. 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

2015 Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers    64
Firefighters        46
EMS                      05
Towers                 16

NFFF – FIRE/EMS  Vulnerability Assessment Tool
TIM Network
FHWA Traffic Incident Management
Responder Safety Learning Network
NFFF Fire Learning Network
IACP * Police 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
FHWA Safe Quick Clearance


Eric Reddeck
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate


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