NVFC Health and Safety Committee Updates Mission Statement

Tuesday, 03 May 2011

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Health and Safety Committee expanded the scope of its mission during the NVFC’s annual spring board meeting on April 3-6, 2011, in Alexandria, VA. The updated mission statement includes training as a vital component as well as more thoroughly incorporates the NVFC’s B.E.S.T. Practices for volunteer firefighter health and safety.

The new mission statement is:

The mission of the NVFC Health and Safety Committee will be to provide leadership and vision on issues and policies relating to the health, safety, and training of volunteer fire, rescue, EMS, and other emergency personnel. To accomplish this, the Committee shall:

  • Propose, design, and evaluate effective health, safety, and training initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and provide insight on current and emerging health, safety, and training issues.
  • Provide technical review for health, safety, and training documents submitted by fire, rescue, EMS, and others in the emergency service industry.
  • Develop outreach campaigns for promotion of the NVFC’s health and safety initiatives for volunteer fire, rescue, EMS, and other emergency service organizations.
  • Participate in health, safety, and training conferences.

Find out more about the NVFC’s health and safety initiatives at www.nvfc.org/health_safey. Find health tips and information at www.healthy-firefighter.org.

 

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