Davis, Charles
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p62
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the selection of safety officers who have personal attributes that contribute to their professional development. Whether they are volunteer, career, combination, metropolitan or rural, fire departments all face the same issues regarding fire fighter health and safety. A well developed safety officer can overcome departmental cultures, budget restriction and any of the multitude of issues that face every department's health and safety program. Safety officers are appointed strictly to satisfy laws, standards and union contracts, but they are almost never given proper guidance or the support to become successful.


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