- Reducing Firefighter Injuries & Preventing Fatalities
Reducing Firefighter Injuries & Preventing Fatalities
- 2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down Bulletin
2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down
Developed and Supported by: The Valley Safety Officers and ROCC
2018 Safety Stand Down program – Focus on Rehab. Scottsdale Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief and FDSOA Western Director Eric Valliere has worked within the Valley Safety Officers association to create this program for his region and wants to share this with the ...
- Leave Your Phone Alone – Public Service Announcement
Leave Your Phone Alone – Public Service Announcement
Jack Sullivan, safety trainer, shares, “The goal of this PSA, ‘Leave Your Phone Alone’, is to reduce struck-by-vehicle LODDs & injuries to firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement officers, tow ops & others who respond to emergency situations.”
Responsder Safety – Video – Leave Your Phone Alone
- So Many Services to Provide
Fire Apparatus Magazine
So Many Services to Provide
By Richard Marinucci
Anyone who attends FDIC International must come away with a sense of awe as to the breadth of the show. There were more than 34,000 attendees who participated in various training programs and on the show floor. One of the most impressive aspects was the diversity of ...
- FirstNet Basics for First Responders
FirstNet Basics for First Responders
Martha Ellis explains the background of FirstNet and what the future holds for first responders.
June 11, 2018
When discussing FirstNet, it is helpful to understand the past in order to best prepare for the future. It is important to recognize that this isn’t happening to us; it’s ...
- Blocking Techniques for Roadway Incidents
Blocking Techniques for Roadway Incidents
Jack Sullivan illustrates blocking and parking tactics for roadway incidents to protect responders and increase scene safety.
April 21, 2016
The highway is still one of the most dangerous work areas for firefighters and emergency medical personnel to work. Vehicle fires, motor vehicle crashes, medical assist calls, hazardous ...
- Safety Stand Down 2018 to Focus on Firefighter Medical/Physicals
Safety Stand Down 2018 to Focus on Firefighter Medical/Physicals
Agencies are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week of June 17-23
April 3, 2018
Chantilly, Va. – Today the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the theme for the 2018 Safety Stand Down, which takes place June ...
- Investing in safety pays dividends
Submitted by Jeff Merryman, FDSOA Board member
Investing in safety pays dividends
Sam Reyes, Captain
City of Alexandria, VA, Fire Department
As a leader and trendsetter in the health and safety field, the City of Alexandria, VA, Fire Department (AFD) sent eight members to the 2018 FDSOA Safety Forum conference last January in Scottsdale, AZ. Sponsoring members to attend ...
- Firefighter Near Miss Report of the Week – Alert Safety Officer moves crew from collapse zone at structure fire.
NEAR MISS REPORT OF THE WEEK: 28 MARCH 2018
Staffing the position of incident safety officer (ISO) has proven to be a lifesaving decision many times over. This week’s report profoundly illustrates that when firefighters are threatened by structural collapses, ISOs are paramount.
The scene of this week’s report is one that occurs frequently. A ...
- Apparatus Accident Investigation Plans Stressed
Apparatus Accident Investigation Plans Stressed at Conference
Gordon Routley and Kevin Roche told FDSOA attendees about the importance of accident investigation guidlines.
Janet A. Wilmoth
January 19, 2018
Where do you start when a fire apparatus or ambulance crashes? According to, Gordon Routely, division chief, Montreal Fire Department, and Kevin Roche, consultant, ...