USFA Highlights Near Misses

February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the report of the Association of Fire Chief's National Firefighter Near-Miss Reporting System about safety efforts in firefighting in the U.S. The report shows the U.S. Fire Administration's commitment to firefighter safety and its impact on the recent success of the Association's reporting system. Thus, firefighters are encouraged to support the safety effort by submitting reports from their experiences on the Web site www.firefighternearmiss.com.


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