Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) (W0349)

Training Specialist

Ken Farmer
ken.farmer@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1871

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Curriculum: Management Science

This is a 2-day course that will help fire service personnel identify their present fire service safety culture, explain how culture drives safety behavior, identify risk management strategies, and develop a fire service safety culture intervention plan to reduce injury and death to firefighters in their organization. The course content includes National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program reports, organizational change and leadership models, and risk control systems. The learning methods include case studies, problem solving, and strategic and tactical planning that are used in individual, small group, and class activities.

Selection Criteria Key fire service personnel in the position of leadership and the Company Officers (COs) who are the agents of change within all types and sizes of fire departments. Attendees should possess effective oral and written communication skills with some experience in public speaking.
Delivery Type 2-Day On-Campus
Prerequisites
ACE Recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire administration.
CEU's 1.5
Post-Course Requirements
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments Required reading for the course: 1) NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Using Risk Management Principles at Structure Fires (dated July 2010.) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-153/ 2) Firefighting: Still A Dangerous Occupation! by Dr. Burton Clark and Mr. David Ballard, http://www.firehouse.com/news/10535644/firefighting-still-a-dangerous-occupation 3) FAST/CLOSE/WET by Mr. Alan V. Brunacini http://www.riskinstitute.org/peri/images/file/S908-D2-Brunacini.pdf

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
February 14 - 15, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 11 - 12, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 11 - 12, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 19, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 22 - 23, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 19 - 20, 2015 Emmitsburg, Maryland