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  • Valley Safety Officers in the Phoenix (AZ) – Safety Stand Down 2020
    The Valley Safety Officers in the Phoenix (AZ) metro area focused their Safety Stand Down 2020 training on operating safely on the roadways and during wildfire incidents. They created the above video as well as a Safety Stand Down Bulletin with resources that departments can use for crew/battalion level discussions and tabletop training.
  • Nominations Now Being Accepted for Four Safety Awards
    Celebrate Contributions to Firefighter Safety The annual Safety, Health, and Survival Section Awards recognize organizations and individuals within departments, of any size or composition, who have made a significant contribution to the overall environment of health and safety in their organizations and the fire service. Winners will be presented during the Safety, Health, and Survival Section Meeting ...
  • You are Thinking about the Community, Who is Thinking about Your Family?
    You are Thinking about the Community, Who is Thinking about Your Family? The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) has put together some suggestions to share with your family members to keep them safe in the event they do need to leave the house. • When you get home, take off your shoes. Wipe down your keys, ...
  • Guidelines for COVID-19 Fire Station Exposure Reduction
    Guidelines for COVID-19 Fire Station Exposure Reduction The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) recommends departments put into practice the following procedures in order to reduce and/or avoid cross contamination of on-duty staff. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
  • 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 ...