Second Chance

August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p50
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the 16 life-saving initiatives endorsed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs' Health, Safety and Survival Committee. One of the initiatives stresses on defining and advocating the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety, incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. Another stresses on enhancing the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the fire service. It emphasizes on focusing greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all level, including strategic, tactical and planning responsibilities. Also, empowering all firefighters to stop unsafe practices is also one of the motives.


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