The Fire Service is inherently dangerous. From 1983 to 2015, 67 New Jersey firefighters lost their lives, 43 (64%) were from heart attacks. Every department should offer ongoing heart screening in addition to a comprehensive safety training program.
The videos Safe Patient Lifting for Emergency Responders, Stop and Think to Avoid Back Pain, Driving During Emergencies and Natural Disasters and Smart Moves to Avoid Falling Down address these issues. Any governmental agency may down load and use these videos.
Research has shown that the accident rate can be reduced by reminding employees of basic precautions at the beginning of each day’s operations.
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