NVFC Health and Safety Priorities Featured on Fire Department Network News

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

Fire Department Network News has released a series of video news stories highlighting the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities. Each segment in the four-part series looks at a different focus area set forth in the Priorities. Part 1 focuses on the "Behavior" category of the Priorities, including the importance of supporting the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of all personnel in a department.

The NVFC released the Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities to outline best practices every fire department should follow to keep their personnel safe and healthy, and to eliminate preventable death and injury. The Priorities are divided into four focus areas designed to keep departments at their B.E.S.T. – Behavior, Equipment, Standards and Codes, and Training.

The series on FDNNTV.com features an interview with NVFC Board Member Kevin Quinn, who is a member of the organization’s Health and Safety Committee. Quinn discusses why each of the points in the Priorities is important and necessary to maintain a healthy and safe department.

The Volunteer Firefighter Health and Safety Priorities series ran on FDNNTV.com from January 20-25 and is available in the site’s archives. The segments are also available on the NVFC web site and on the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program web site. Learn more about the Priorities and download a B.E.S.T. Practices poster for your department at www.nvfc.org/health_safety.



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