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1ST ANNUAL “SAFETY OFFICER FORUM” brought to you by The Brookhaven Town Safety Officers Association, Inc. Hosted by the Coram Fire Department September 23, 2017 Numerous Speakers: OSHA, PESH, FDNY, EMS, Safety Officers, NFPA, OEM, PSEG, NIOSH Numerous Topics: Culture Change, The Law, Safety Strategies, Safety Officers Authority, Safety Techniques, Terrorist Attacks, Cancer, POV’S Numerous Handouts: Safety Pins, Literature, Raffles, Exhibits and much more Numerous Giveaways Certificates, CEU's, CME's ATTENDEES TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE http://www.btsoa.org/1st-annual-safety-forum.html SCHEDULE Registration 7:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Training 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. $65 per person ($70 after 8/15/17) ($75 at the door) Continental Breakfast and Lunch You can also contact Captain Ken Rubinetti (516) 429-7054 or Lieutenant Bob Davidson(516) 380-2270 for additional information Coram Fire Department 303 Middle Country Rd. Coram, NY 11727 Proceeds go to the Brookhaven Town Safety Officers Association and a portion to the Burn Center and Cancer Network
HSO CERTIFICATION: The Public Safety Education Network (http://www.publicsafetyedu.com/) offers an on-line HSO course. Those that successfully complete the course can take an exam for Pro Board Certification as an HSO. The course fee is $80.00 and the exam fee is $95.00. The course book is the 3rd edition of "Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services" by James S Angle. You can purchase the book from Amazon.com
ISO CERTIFICATION: The Public Safety Education Network (http://www.publicsafetyedu.com/) offers an on-line ISO course. Those that successfully complete the course can take an exam for Pro Board Certification as in ISO. The course fee is $80.00 and the exam fee is $95.00. The course book is the 2rd edition of "Fire Department Incident Safety Officer" by David W. Dodson. You can purchase the book from Amazon.com
If you all look in the NFPA 1500. All your questions about the safety officers job should be answered.
Better to be safe, then sorry, with alot of things in the fire service and that includes CO !!
From my experience I'd have to say that NO ONE should enter a CO situation without full PPE & SCBA. Wearing SCBA with your mask hanging cannot protect you from CO. Yes, maybe you only breathe a little, but CO is cumulative so why take the chance?
I have a question regarding your response to non-emergency CO alarms. Currently our policy is to wear our SCBA's with our masks hanging, and run a gas meter through the area. In the event of a positive reading, pull back and reassess the situation. My question is, Do any of your departments have policies in place requiring the first due company to be on air when first entering the area, or Do you not even require them to don SCBA's? also, How many companies do you have respond on CO alarms? This is quickly turning into a hot topic at our department and I am just looking for some insight regarding other departments policies...
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