Suffice it to say, the NFPA Standards have been a guiding light in the development of a safer and more productive work environment for fire and EMS personnel. The extent to which each emergency service organization is successful in its implementation can vary greatly. Success is directly related to the integration of the standard's key applicable components, into each ESO's specific culture and program.
The success of the Safety Program you implement is directly related to the impact your Safety Officer(s) has in assuring goals, practices, procedures, and motivation to work safe.
Safety 101 - A new series from the technical and administrative perspective, designed to help you reduce emergency responder injuries, illnesses, property loss and death!
Dr. William F. Jenaway, CSP, CFO, CFPS is Executive Vice President of VFIS and has over 30 years experience in Safety and Risk Management, in the insurance industry. Bill is also an adjunct professor in Risk Analysis in the Graduate School at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He was named "Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year" as Chief of the King of Prussia (PA) Volunteer Fire Company, and is the author the text Emergency Service Risk Management.