Why have our firefighter fatality numbers roughly stayed the same over the last 10 years, when our actual number of working fires has dropped? NIOSH, USFA, and the National Fire Data Center reports show some common deficiencies that have occurred during firefighting line of duty deaths. Here are a few of the findings:
Lack in knowledge of firefighting tactics
Lack of fireground communications
Failure to follow standard operating guidelines
Lack of actual firefighting experience
LACK OF FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING
As a result of the above we have assembled the Firefighter Survival series to assist in preventing firefighter deaths. The classes are based on principles developed by several of the leading instructors on firefighter survival. We have trained on and evaluated many of the different techniques available in an effort to provide your firefighters with the most practical and effective training.
We know that with all of the other training requirements placed on today's firefighter that survival training may be overlooked. Do not let lack of training be an excuse for a firefighter's death!. Give your firefighters the training to know how to save themselves.
Please contact us if we can assist you with any of your training needs. Rod Sellers is the coordinator for this program and he can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919-618-4710. FRR will be happy to provide you with more information about the program or assist you with any questions you may have.
Pictures from the Survival Series
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