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  • Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium
    Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium
  • Behavioral Wellness Program – (4) First Responder Behavioral Wellness Treatment facilities
    From San Diego Fire News release: San Diego City Partners With Cigna to Offer Trauma Treatment to First Responders The city of San Diego’s Risk Management,Fire-Rescue and Police departments launched a collaboration with the health services organization Cigna Wednesday to offer behavioral health treatment to first responders and law enforcement officials. The city and Cigna will offer behavioral wellness ...
  • FIRST and FDSOA are Taking Safety Culture to the Street
    FIRST and FDSOA are Taking Safety Culture to the Street
  • Thinking About Truck Company Operations
    Fire Apparatus – Digital chief concerns  | Richard Marinucci Thinking About Truck Company Operations So much of what is done as part of firefighting is learned and repeated behavior. Firefighters are trained a certain way to climb a ladder, wear personal protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, advance hoses, force entry, and a whole host of other tasks ...
  • The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018
    The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 requires the CDC to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters to improve the nationwide monitoring of cancer rates among firefighters and to make the resulting epidemiological information and analysis publicly available. In order to develop the Registry, CDC is soliciting public comments from any interested party ...
  • FDSOA Scholarship winners attend Safety Forum
      Three winners of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s (FDSOA) new Safety Forum Scholarship were introduced at the 2019 Safety Forum, January 20st, in Orlando, FL. The winners were Lindsay C. Judah, Orlando, FL; Jeanette Kehoe, Training and Safety Officer, Golden, CO, Fire Department; and Travis M. Williams, Safety Chief, Chattanooga, TN. The 2019 Safety Forum ...
  • We We Need an Incident Safety Officer More Today Than Ever Before
    We Need an Incident Safety Officer More Today Than Ever Before 03/07/2019 By Rich Marinucci The role of safety officer has grown in importance in recent years as our information base relative to the health and safety risks today’s firefighters face has increased. The sources of these increased hazards include, among various others, changes in construction materials and ...
  • IAFC Urging Immediate Action on Roadway Safety
    IAFC Urging Immediate Action on Roadway Safety The International Association of Fire Chiefs is urging all fire chiefs and officers to issue a safety and survival alert this week on roadway safety. February 4, 2019 Firehouse.com News IAFC The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute are urging all fire chiefs ...
  • WV Fire Chief: Opioid Epidemic Far from Over
    WV Fire Chief: Opioid Epidemic Far from Over Huntington Chief Jan Rader says first responders have redefined their jobs to do more than save a person’s life. They’re trying to help rebuild that life thanks to her Quick Response Team. Mark Shaffer January 3, 2019-The Ironton Tribune, Ohio   Jan Rader continues to be a spokesperson ...
  • ‘Clean’ practices gaining ground among fire crews
    LINE OF DUTY FIREFIGHTERS AND CANCER ‘Clean’ practices gaining ground among fire crews Departments trying to change rugged culture to protect long-term health By Karen Ann Cullotta Pioneer Press When a massive, five-alarm fire engulfed an apartment complex in Prospect Heights in July, swallowing swaths of synthetic materials in its wake, fire Chief Drew Smith said he was determined ...