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Incident Safety Officer – in Your FD

Incident Safety Officer – in Your FD By Tom Kiurski As I think back of how the role of the Incident Safety Officer has expanded over the years, I am truly amazed at how far we have come.  From our early predecessors who may have been called the “Safety Officer” due to...

“Raise What You Got”

“Raise What You Got” Billy Hayes – FDSOA SafetyGram Editor For decades, turnover in a fire department was rare as most members considered it a job of a lifetime. However, times have changed with a new workforce. Today, it’s more common to see individuals...

The Safety Officer from the Ground Up!

Billy Hayes FDSOA SafetyGram Editor Back in July, I penned a SafetyGram titled, “Managing by Driving Around.” Essentially it was my suggestion that safety officers could learn a great deal about the safety risks and hazards that their firefighters could face just by...

The Heat Is On…

The Heat Is On…. Billy D Hayes FDSOA SafetyGram Editor As we find ourselves entering the hot “dog” days of summer, it is imperative that attention be given to the prevention, response, and recovery from heat related emergencies to our firefighters and first...