The Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) at Drexel University, has announced the availability of FOCUS: the Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety survey. The FOCUS survey was developed through a FEMA AFG grant and over 130 fire departments helped develop this tool.
Now through a partnership with FDSOA, FIRST will administer the validated FOCUS survey on a first-come, first-served basis to 500 fire departments — career and volunteer. Additional fire departments will be placed on a waitlist and served as resources allow.
FOCUS is a tool that can predict firefighter injuries and organizational outcomes, such as burnout, job satisfaction, and work engagement. FOCUS administration will provide your fire department with objective data to assess your safety culture. There is NO COST to the participating fire departments.
At completion, your fire department will receive:
· Customized data showing your safety culture at both the department and station levels.
· A comparative analysis of your safety culture to other similar departments who have participated.
· Objective evidence to inform safety related policy decisions.
INTERESTED? CLICK BELOW:
PLEASE NOTE: Only one entry per fire department will be accepted (i.e. Chief, Commissioner, Safety Officer). In addition, FIRST strongly encourages departments to involve their IAFF Local, as applicable.
Andrea Davis or Lauren Shepler:
FIRST website: www.drexel.edu/dornsife/FIRST