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1

NFPA and USFA numbers on fatalities and injuries per year

100 deaths. 80,000 injuries.

2

Leading types of injuries.

Strains and sprains. (nearly 50%)

3

Leading cause of death.

Stress and overexertion. (heart attack and stroke).

4

Injuries can be prevented by

training, discipline and accountability, safety SOP's, using PPE, physical fitness, risk management guidelines, rehab at incidents.

5

Cardiovascular disease accounts for .......line of duty deaths.

45%, the highest factor.

6

Mitigate

To make less harsh or intense; to alleviate.

7

Hazard

Condition, substance, or device that can directly cause injury or loss; the source of a risk.

8

Percent of firefighters who are overweight.

40%

9

NFPA 1582

Standard on comprehensive occupational medical program for fire departments.

10

Stressor

Any agent, condition, or experience that causes stress.

11

Employee Assistance program

Program to help employees and their families with work or personal problems.

12

NFPA 1971

Standard on protective ensembles for structural fire fighting and proximity fire fighting.

13

NFPA 1975

Standard on station/work uniforms for emergency services.

14

NFPA 1977

Standard on protective clothing and equipment for wildland fire fighting.

15

NFPA 1403

Standard on live fire training evolution's.

16

NFPA 1404

Standard for fire service respiratory protection training.

17

NFPA 1407

Standard for training fire service rapid intervention crews.

18

NFPA 1410

Standard on training for initial emergency scene operations.

19

NFPA 1451

Standard for fire service vehicle operations training program.

20

NFPA 1851

Standard on selection, care, and ,maintenance of protective ensembles for structural fire fighting and proximity fire fighting.

21

NFPA 1981

Standard on open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for emergency services.

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NFPA 1581

Standard on fire department infection control programs.

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NFPA 1582

Standard on comprehensive occupational medical program for fire departments.

24

NFPA 1584

Standard on the rehabilitation process for members during emergency operations and training exercises.

25

NFPA 1500

Standard on fire department occupational safety and health program.

26

Basic concept of NFPA 1500 is to

promote safety throughout the fire service.

27

Departmental safety and health programs must address ..

all anticipated hazards to which the members might be exposed.

28

NFPA 1500 requires personnel not be assigned to firefighting duties until the have meet the requirements of

NFPA 1000 series of professional qualification (ProQual) standards.

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Risk Management Plan

Written plan that analyzes the exposure to hazards, implements appropriate risk management techniques, and establishes criteria for monitoring their effectiveness.

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NFPA 101

Life safety code