Saturday, May 7, 2011

Have you Looked at the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Lately; Doing Anything with them?

When was the last time you looked at the Initiatives?

Are you and your company aware of the 16 Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives? Are they more than just words, can they be implemented, institutionalized or integrated into our operationa, training and administration; or are they the latest in the trends that come and go within the Fire Service?

Ask your personnel within your company, station or department what they are, what they represent and what is the meaning, theme and objectives of these 16?

Use this opportunity for constructive dialog, discussion and mentoring....

1.Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility.
2.Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the fire service.
3.Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical, and planning responsibilities.
4.All firefighters must be empowered to stop unsafe practices.
5.Develop and implement national standards for training, qualifications, and certification (including regular recertification) that are equally applicable to all firefighters based on the duties they are expected to perform.
6.Develop and implement national medical and physical fitness standards that are equally applicable to all firefighters, based on the duties they are expected to perform.
7.Create a national research agenda and data collection system that relates to the initiatives.
8.Utilize available technology wherever it can produce higher levels of health and safety.
9.Thoroughly investigate all firefighter fatalities, injuries, and near misses.
10.Grant programs should support the implementation of safe practices and/or mandate safe practices as an eligibility requirement.
11.National standards for emergency response policies and procedures should be developed and championed.
12.National protocols for response to violent incidents should be developed and championed.
13.Firefighters and their families must have access to counseling and psychological support.
14.Public education must receive more resources and be championed as a critical fire and life safety program.
15.Advocacy must be strengthened for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers.
16.Safety must be a primary consideration in the design of apparatus and equipment.

The Following links From the NFFF/Everyone Goes Home web site, HERE

Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Resources
16 Intiatives Overview & Explanation
Watch Media Resources:

» Overview & Explanation: View | Download
» Initiative 1: Culture - View | Download
» Initiatives 1 - 4 - View | Download
» Initiatives 5 - 8 - View | Download
» Initiatives 9 - 12 - View | Download
» Initiatives 13 - 16 - View | Download

Related Resources:
» 16 Initiatives in EspaƱol
» Power Point Presentations: Part 1 | Part 2
» Resolution: Home Fire Sprinklers (Initiative 15)

In Print:
» 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Handout
» 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Poster
» Everyone Goes Home® Bookmark

For Your Computer:
» 16 Initiatives Desktop Wallpaper
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1 comment:

  1. I hope i've done a good jon fireproofing my home.


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