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  • Implementations for ISOs and HSOs During COVID-19
    Our Board has helped to create some useful guidelines during this time. We hope that you find it helpful. Here is the PDF version Implementations for ISOs and HSOs During COVID-19 The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) recommends implementing the following actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, if your department has not already: • Screen personnel when they are ...
  • Firefighter Close Calls – UL has released a new report on single-family dwelling fires
    From fiction to fact: UL has released a new report on single-family dwelling fires. Now before anyone goes insane claiming that taking out every window and attacking with a hearty 1/4-inch booster line was and is the solution, open the report and look at the people involved. These are veteran firefighters and fire officers from urban and ...
  • EVT Job Opening
    City of University Park, Texas Summary The Equipment Services Technician diagnosis and repairs cars, trucks, construction equipment, lawn maintenance equipment, and related components. The technician has a large scope of work including small gas-powered equipment, large diesel-powered equipment, and hydraulic systems. Click here for more info and link to job posting Equipment Services Technician    
  • ResponderSafety.Com Releases “Roadway Response Safety Shorts”
    The Responder Safety Learning Network has always been a valuable resource for Safety Officers. Please look at the recent information sent out if you have not done so already. Roadways remain one of the most dangerous places for firefighters to work. Increased knowledge can help reduce risk. For more information on the RSLN go to ...
  • Congressional Record – December 11, 2019
    CONGRATULATING JUDGE GOGLAS ON HIS ELECTION AS THE NEW EASTERN DIRECTOR OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (FDSOA) HON. PETER T. KING OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Mr. KING of New York. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate one of my constituents, Judge Phil Goglas, an ex-captain of ...
  • Station Design Trends Addressing Health, Safety
    Submissions for the 2019 Station Design Awards make it clear that fire chiefs and risk managers are responding to concerns about firefighter health and safety. Janet A. Wilmoth September 23, 2019 FIREHOUSE  Home Stations Station Design Trends Addressing Health, Safety It’s not your father’s fire station anymore. No more sitting in ...
  • FEMA Fire Academy – R0154 Safety Program Operations course
    Calling all company-level officers, chief officers, and supervisors who have department-level health and safety responsibilities (such as program planning and implementation) and who may serve as an Incident Safety Officer or department Health and Safety Officer.  The National Fire Academy has three six day offerings  September 22-27, 2019, October 20-25, 2019, and October 27- November 1, 2019, ...
  • Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Rich Marinucci, Executive Director, Fire Department Safety Officers Association
    Chief Rich Marinucci, Executive Director of the FDSOA, speaks on the importance of on-scene incident safety officers and health & safety officers who manage wellness programs in in their departments. He identifies three mindsets of firefighters – complacency, competence and cockiness — which need to be countered by on-scene and management safety officers to promote ...
  • Clean Cab Concept is Alive and Well
    Clean Cab Concept is Alive and Well Health concerns about contaminated gear are driving the movement. Brian Brown August 1, 2019 The Clean Cab Concept is a moving target that frequently ends up being a slippery slope for all involved. We all know that firefighting is obviously a dangerous career. More recently, firefighter cancer prevention ...
  • Active Shooter Resources (The Secret List)
    All, Everyday a training day…especially these days: Here is the IAFC Active Shooter Toolkit for Fire Chiefs to prepare, respond, recover from active shooter & associated incidents: https://www.iafc.org/topics-and-tools/large-scale-response/active-shooter-toolkit This is the US Fire Administration Active Shooter Preparation & Response Guide: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/active_shooter_guide.pdf Consider these along with your coordinated policy with local law enforcement. Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On. BillyG The Secret List 8-5-2019-0745 ...