IAFF, USFA to Develop Risk Management Models

June 13, 2005

The International Association of Fire Fighters has partnered with the U.S. Fire Administration on a project designed to enhance risk management capability in local fire departments across the country.

The goal is to enable fire departments to design levels of resource deployment based on community risks and service commitment, enhance fire fighter safety and provide tools for continual evaluation of emergency response systems.

Using its Geographical Information System (GIS) data, the IAFF will study various fire departments throughout the United States to evaluate NFPA 1710 standards. Once this data is assembled, it will be used to recommend risk management models serving populations of various sizes.

“Risk management is an emerging issue for emergency responders that impacts the safety of fire fighters and the communities they protect,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.