Near-Miss Listen & Learn: Reports for Safety, Health and Survival Safety Week


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In this first edition of Near-Miss Listen & Learn the focus is on the three topics of the 2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Safety Week. Reports covered include a seatbelt saving a firefighter from falling out of the truck when the door handle was struck, an annual medical physical resulting in bypass surgery and a report to remind us of the importance of using all PPE, including facemasks, on vehicle fires.

A two-day interactive educational session is available at Fire-Rescue International 2008 in Denver on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 13. For more information, e-mail nearmiss@iafc.org.

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