IAFC's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

How Sleep Deprivation is Effecting Your Firefighters

Prolonged shift work is putting today's firefighters at a greater risk of developing sleep deprivation and fatigue which then contributes to an increase in accidents and injuries. The IAFC and USFA in partnership with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have put together a comprehensive report on sleep deprivation and strategies to combat the effects of fatigue.

Listen to the podcast by Kerry Keuhl providing an… Continue

Added by IAFC on July 10, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Near Miss Case Studies for Chief Officers and Company Officers

This year’s Fire-Rescue International (FRI), to be held August 25-29 in Dallas, will mark the fourth anniversary for the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System, which has emerged as an essential source for case studies, training information, learning opportunities and firefighter safety information. The data collected as a part of this program is now being tapped in a variety of ways by… Continue

Added by IAFC on July 6, 2009 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Extinguishing the Flames of Liability

An alarming number of firefighters across the country are being criminally charged, injured and killed while performing duties intended to protect the public. Fire service leaders have an obligation to firefighters to provide a safe working environment and to the public to limit liability that may be imposed on their department.

This August at FRI in Dallas, come hear fire service veterans Bill Tricarico and Dave Denniston at this… Continue

Added by IAFC on July 6, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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