FLORIDA & ARKANSAS FIREFIGHTERS LODD’s-
2 FIRE DEPARTMENT & FIREFIGHTER OPPORTUNITIES
The Secret List 4/30/20191500 Hours
FLORIDA-We regret to pass on to you that Firefighter and EMT Brad Gregrich, 30, suffered a massive stroke following his shift on April 15, and he died last Saturday.
He had gone home to his family wasn’t feeling that well, wasn’t able to walk, nauseous vomiting, constant headache and the same night, the new father and young husband was rushed to the hospital, where he suffered a massive stroke.
ARKANSAS-We regret to pass on to you that Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins, 75, a volunteer Firefighter with the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department in Mountain Home, Arkansas has died in the Line of Duty.
On April 21, 2019, Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he passed away
on April 24, 2019. The Northeast Lakeside Fire Department posted on its Facebook page that there will be a celebration of life for Watkins at the First United Methodist Church on May 4 at 11 a.m.
***FIRE DEPARTMENT OPPORTUNITY-NO COST***
FDSOA and the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) at Drexel University have partnered to help you FOCUS on your safety culture. The Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS) survey is the first safety culture tool developed specifically for the fire service. It will provide your fire department with objective data to assess your safety culture.
FOCUS is a validated and reliable tool that allows an in-depth look into your department’s safety culture and its effect on job satisfaction/moral, engagement, and burnout in your department. To date the FOCUS survey has been administered in over 400 fire departments….and it is now open for YOUR department.
They are NOW enrolling up to 1,000 fire departments — career and volunteer — interested in administering the FOCUS survey on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost. Participating departments will receive:
- Customized data showing your safety culture at department and station levels
- A comparative analysis of your safety culture to similar participating departments
- Objective evidence to inform safety related policy decisions
- Eligibility to send two members to FOCUS Culture Camp: a two-day intensive training on safety culture, the FOCUS survey, and how to interpret your results
MORE DETAILS ATTACHED & HERE:
***NO COST WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER TRAINING***
Free Scenario-Based Interactive Training Opportunity.
With the funding from the AFG program, and in partnership with USFS, CalFire, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, NYU Fire Research Group has developed a new 3 module, scenario-based interactive training for Wildland firefighters.
=The first module presents a wildland fire behavior review followed by training on formulating your incident size-up and delivering a report on conditions.
=The second module presents training on development of the incident action plan, staffing considerations and delivery of the operational safety briefing.
=The third module is a series of interactive wildfire scenarios.
This training is created using a learning methodology called ALIVE developed by NYU researchers collaboration with fire departments from New York, Chicago, and Bloomington (MN).
All training modules are free for all Firefighters and fire departments. Firefighters can access these (and other) training modules by visiting http://fire.engineering.nyu.edu/
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 4/30/2019-1530 Hours