Audience: Fire, EMS, Rescue, HazMat, and First Response Service Personnel.
Abstract: Emergency Service Organizations (ESO) respond to a wide variety of incidents involving operations on, or near a highway. These operations pose special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue and EMS functions. Every year a significant number of emergency service personnel are killed or injured while operating on our highways. There may be a wide variety of reasons for these losses, but the point still remains, there are ways to minimize the risks. In many instances, an ESO responds to a “primary incident” on a highway, only to become the victim of a “secondary incident” – the nightmare in which a firefighter, EMS provider or police officer is suddenly struck and killed by traffic. In the words of James Joyce, Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department, “Firefighters responding to calls need to operate as if someone is trying to run them over.”
This program includes the following:
After attending this session, the participant will be able to:
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- $20 for FASNY members*
- $30 for non-FASNY members*
- $30 regardless of membership status
*No-shows are non-refundable and cancellations are non-refundable unless received five business days prior to the seminar. Seating is limited to 100 attendees