Depending upon where you work, relations with law enforcement can be great-or not so great. While it’s pretty safe to say that in most cases, relations are good-there is one area of concern that we may have all experienced-law enforcement officers arriving at fires before the FD and attempting to do what they think is the right thing-but is definitely not right thing.
As a matter of fact, the well mentioned police officer or deputy sheriff may actually make things worse by, say for example, taking out/breaking a windows-and now you have to deal with that problem. Or they may go in to search and end up becoming a victim. The fact is that it has happened and can absolutely make things worse. The goal of any cop is to help fix the problem-while not becoming part of the problem. Sorta like us-we try to make things better once we arrive-and are trained to do so.
So who trains the police, the sheriffs deputy and the law enforcement officer on what to do at a fire-and what not to do?
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) has launched the Safe Operations for Law Enforcement on the Fire Ground training video and accompanying four-hour classroom led curriculum.
The ISFSI LEO fire ground training curriculum consists of an online training video and associated quick drill designed to be used for roll call training, an in-depth lesson plan and PowerPoint intended to be delivered to recruit officers during extended training times or at law enforcement conferences, and an associated Law Enforcement Operations on the Fire Ground SOG.
—-HERE is the video:
—-HERE is a link to get YOUR law enforcement officers enrolled in this outstanding training program SPECIFICALLY for the law enforcement community:
—-AND TODAY-there is a podcast on this specific subject and program:
Another real positive step forward for us all by ISFSI-good stuff.
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