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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A new 2 day Health and Safety Officer Academy will be presented by FDNY Chief
Officers Stephen Raynis and Daniel Melia at the Fire Department Safety Officers
Association annual Safety Forum, [www.fdsoa.org]
September 21-22, 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This accelerated program
prepares fire officers for the successful completion of the Pro Board certified
HSO exam that will be offered immediately after the program.
The two-day Health & Safety Officer Academy will be based on the 4th
edition Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services by James S.
Angle, the text book used by FDSOA to develop the examination for Pro Board
Chief Raynis has taught Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services
at the college level since 2008 and is a member of the Technical Committee for
NFPA 1521 Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional
Melia added, “In addition, we will share our unique experiences as FDNY safety
officers. Case studies will be presented and student discussions will be
encouraged. Time will be provided for students to share their experiences and
the opportunity to learn from each other.”
Learning outcomes from this program include:
-insight into safety related regulations and
-an understanding of the development,
-management and evaluation of safety programs,
-information management skills,
-safety considerations in the diversified workforce and
future trends and technology in emergency service.
Both Chiefs have seen the role of a Health and Safety Officer significantly
evolve in the past ten years and with the appointment of a HSO now required by
NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.
In addition to the HSO academy at the Safety Forum, Raynis and Melia will also
present Safety: Everyone's Responsibility. Key takeaways include: Learn a
safety program that is very effective and can be taught in the firehouse
kitchen and how to empower every firefighter to make the best decisions on the
fireground so they are free to focus on operational success.
For more information regarding the FDSOA Annual Safety Forum, September
21-25, 2015, contact Rich Marinucci, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fdsoa.org.
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