Train Like You Fight – Register Now for Free Safety & Health Week Webinars

As part of the 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week (June 15-21) theme, “Train Like You Fight,” two free webinars are being offered:

Eliminating LODDs in Fire Service Training
Monday, June 16 at 2:00 PM ET
Allan Rice, Executive Director, Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission, and President, North American Fire Training Directors
Jeffery Segal, Assistant Chief, Safety and Member Services, Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department

This webinar takes a close look at how to keep firefighters safe during training drills – specifically, eliminating line-of-duty deaths altogether. Specific case studies will be examined, including a recent incident with the Baltimore City Fire Department. The goal is to focus on lessons learned from the incidents to prevent them from happening in the future. The North American Fire Training Directors’ new Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training will also be introduced.

Implementing a Successful Training Program for Today’s Fire Service
Wednesday, June 18 at 2:00 PM ET
Chief Jeff Cash, Cherryville (NC) Fire Department
Chief Jake Rhoades, Edmond (OK) Fire Department

This webinar will discuss two important aspects of training – establishing successful Junior Firefighter Programs to help instill strong safety attitudes early, and the importance of using programs like Near Miss within curriculum for more realistic and comprehensive training that focuses on the department’s mission. Every department, especially rural and smaller ones, can benefit from a reexamination of their training ground programs to improve the knowledge and skills of current and future firefighters.

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International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The event is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC Health, Safety, and Training Committee and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies.

The 2014 event will take place from June 15-21. Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during Safety and Health Week in order to focus on safety and health training and education. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and duty crew can participate.

Find additional tools, resources, and planning materials to participate in Safety and Health Week at