Fire Commission Teaches 'Courage'

August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p19
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The article reports that the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner's Office, in coordination with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), has created a new no-holds-barred course to reduce firefighter fatalities that is touring the state. "The Courage to be Safe: Everyone Goes Home" is a course focusing specifically on what is killing firefighters in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Pennsylvania is the first state to commit to a statewide program to implement the 16 life-safety initiatives set forth by the NFFF, and with good reason. State Fire Commissioner Edward Mann said the new class takes off the gloves, driving home a firefighter's personal responsibility for safety like no class has before.


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