View from the Street * November 2016

View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

The Importance of Root Cause Analysis During Incident Investigation. A root cause is a fundamental, underlying, system-related reason why an incident occurred that identifies one or more correctable system failures. By conducting a root cause analysis and addressing root causes, an employer may be able to substantially or completely prevent the same or a similar incident from recurring.
Effective traffic incident clearance is an important means of improving safety and reducing congestion delays. A national, multidisciplinary training curriculum is needed to help ensure a well-coordinated response to traffic incidents that achieves faster clearance and improved safety for both responders and motorists. National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program.


National TIM Training Certificate Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs.  Responder Safety Learning Network

In 2013, 67,523 crashes were estimated to have occurred in work zones nationwide.   Work Zone Crash Data 
The 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives have deeply informed the emerging safety culture in the US fire service, and become the bedrock foundation for thousands of fire departments and EMS organizations who have a desire to ensure that their firefighters and medics return home safely after every shift.
2016 Killed in the Line of Duty   *all causes*

Police Officers   107
Firefighters       68
EMS      ?           6+
Towers  ?          7+
DOT Workers    ?

 Eric Reddeck
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

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