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Each year, first responders are killed, injured, and put at risk due to factors that may have been prevented with proper safety precautions. Establishing a culture in the department where safe behaviors are expected and adhered to is critical to making sure all of our first responders come home.
The NVFC identifies the following B.E.S.T. Practices for behavior in the fire and emergency services:
- Support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of all personnel.
- Operate all emergency apparatus and privately owned vehicles to conform to the highest road safety standards and enforce the use of seatbelts.
- Develop, practice, and enforce recommended health and safety standards for all personnel.
- Monitor and ensure that all active emergency scenes maintain the utmost level of safety and fireground accountability.
The NVFC provides tools and resources to help you implement these practices in your department and encourage a culture of positive behaviors among your personnel.