Safety and Health Week

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Safety Health Week Webinar Links

Tuesday June 16th, Functional Fitness

Thursday June 18th, NFFF Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP).


Safety and Health Week Quiz Sweepstakes  
The National Fire Protection Association, in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and National Volunteer Fire Council is  hosting an online Safety and Health Week quiz  that reinforces the messages behind this year’s theme,  “Creating a Culture of Safety.”

Check out these webinars hosted by the IAFC, featuring content from its Safety, Health & Survival Sections We hope you can join us!

This month, the IAFC will feature webinars by the SHS Section in honor of Safety Week.

Two live webinars will be held during International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, June 14-20, to help fire and EMS personnel Create a Culture of Safety. The IAFC and the National Volunteer Fire Council sponsor Safety and Health Week annually to encourage fire and EMS personnel to focus on health and safety education and training.

Fundamentals of Firefighter Functional Fitness
Tuesday, June 16, 11 AM ET (1 hour)
Functional fitness is a key component in an overall health and wellness program for firefighters. Heart attacks are the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, and focusing on proper fitness and nutrition is critical to reducing your risks and enhancing your abilities as a first responder. The webinar will offer suggestions on how departments can ensure all firefighters are physically ready for the next call.
Understand the impact that health-related LODDs continue to have on the American fire service
• Understand the term functional fitness and why it’s important to firefighters
• Describe the primary functional movements and fitness components important to firefighters
• Apply various functional exercises and movements to improve functional fitness
Presented by Dan Kerrigan, Assistant Fire Marshal/Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, East Whiteland Township Department of Codes and Life Safety, and Jim Moss, Lieutenant, Metro West Fire Protection District
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Fire Service Vulnerability Assessment Program
Thursday, June 18, 7 PM ET (1 hour)This webinar will review the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s (NFFF) Fire Service Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP). This risk assessment tool is designed to help fire departments reduce and manage their risks to prevent firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries.Presented by Victor Stagnaro, Director of Fire Service Programs, NFFF and JoEllen Kelly, VAP Administrator, NFFF


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Nomination and Eligibility Guidelines Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards

Award Nomination Guidelines 2015

Recognize the people who keep you safe.

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Creating a Culture of Safety

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week takes place June 14-20, 2015. This year’s theme is Creating a Culture of Safety. Members of the fire and emergency services are encouraged to use this week to focus on safety and health training and what you can do to create a culture of safety in your community, your department, and for yourself.

Expanding the Fight Against Cancer in the Fire Service

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Join FCSN’s latest firefighter cancer prevention initiative: Wash-Your-Hood-Sunday!

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Don’t Miss the FRI Excitement

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Get Your Free Health Screening at FRI

The SHS Section is proud to partner with Life Scan to offer health assessments, including ultrasound imaging of the heart (echocardiogram) and aorta (detection of aneurysms).

Reserve your spot today! Email to sign up for your free health screening.

Plus, enter to win! Life Scan will give away two full NFPA 1582-compliant physicals. Winner will receive airfare to Tampa Bay and a two-night hotel stay to complete the physical.

More on FRI 2014 here…

Safety & Health Week 2015

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Save the date: June 14-20. For safety and health tips, tools, and information visit:

NIOSH – Fire Fighter Fatality Map

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The NIOSH Division of Safety Research has released a new website entitled Fire Fighter Fatality Map. Developed to increase awareness of fire fighter deaths and to provide quick access to up-to-date fire fighter fatality information, the site combines fire fighter fatality case information from the USFA with information about NIOSH fire fighter fatality investigations. Links to NIOSH reports for fatalities that have been investigated through the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) are included.

Evaluation of Dermal Exposures in Firefighters

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This is the final report from the NIOSH study evaluating dermal exposures and biological uptake of polycyclic and other aromatic hydrocarbons in firefighters. NIOSH also measured air concentrations of various contaminants inside burn structures and off-gassing from turnout gear.FF Dermal Study 2010-0156-3196