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AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE
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The People's Burn Foundation
To Hell and Back Training Programs
The To Hell and Back Training Programs of the People's Burn Foundation were created to provide a training tool to effectively educate on the reality of burn injuries and how to prevent them. Developed through funding from the US Department of Homeland Security, these programs are distributed free of charge.
Fire Fighter Training Programs
The To Hell and Back Fire Fighter training programs target the types of burn injuries fire fighters sustain, how these burn injuries can be prevented, and how burn severity can be diminished by properly using personal protection equipment, breathing apparatus, and following appropriate OSHA and National Fire Protection Association standards.
The standard curriculum for training fire fighters does not include education on burns injuries. The THB training programs are used by fire departments across the United States and Canada and, in certain states, THB I and II are legislated as mandatory education for Firefighter I and II classes (required to become a career or volunteer firefighter) and Fire Officer I and II classes for career firefighters. Website
A New NIOSH publication No. 2009-100
Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program: Leading Recommendations for Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities, 1998 - 2005, is now available. The document summarizes the most common recommendations from the 335 investigations conducted during the first 8 years of the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. NIOSH believes the document will be a valuable resource for improving the safety and health of the nation's fire fighters. Website
Basement Fires - Understanding Collapse Hazards and Fire Dynamics to Increase Firefighter Safety
Performance of Special Extinguishment Agents for Firefighter Use - Online Training
There are always attempts to change the fundamental approaches to risk management and it can be altered to your department's needs.
On Thursday evening 48 members of the Cicero Fire Department were in attendance for the annual OSHA # 1 Refresher Training Class instructed by ETC (Emergency Training Consultants).
These members participated in classroom and hands on training of the following topics:
- Fire Extinguishers (classes & uses)
- Firefighter Gear (PPE)
Over the next three months, all members will participate in OSHA Classes 2, 3, 4 as required to fulfill their annual mandatory training.
Training Schedule (Drills)
Fire Training,The third Thursday of each month is dedicated as an EMS and Driver Training Drill for the members of the Cicero Fire Department.
This evening those members who are EMS qualified attended EMS training while the other members took advantage of the nice weather and were out driver training / refreshing on the apparatus.