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Anders, Ireland & Marshall, Inc. Blog: risk control

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We found this excellent article via on having the courage to clean your turnout gear and helmet even though the rest of the firehouse may not be doing so. It is an excellent reminder of taking responsibility, being a leader, and being proactive in avoiding dangerous exposures to your health and family. READ MORE >>

Are we in a flood zone?  Yes! We hear it over and over - "My home isn't in a flood zone." "Our business has business insurance." "This building is on a hill." Years ago, flood maps were not easily accessible to the public. READ MORE >>

  What happens if your facility floods? Your team could be in danger and you may not be able to assist your community. Download our pre-flood readiness checklist to start assessing your risks:   VFIS offers a pre-flood readiness checklist to start assessing your risks - http://www.vfis. READ MORE >>

Loss Prevention - Frozen Pipes and Coverage Problems There’s plenty of cold weather predicted for North Carolina this week!  Enough to freeze pipes, causing costly water damage at your property, home, or business. If you suspect you have a frozen pipe – call a qualified plumber immediately. READ MORE >>

By Mike Baker, Director of VFIS Risk Control Frigid temperatures, heavy snow, icy roads, strong winds, flooding and more can make winter particularly dangerous. Make sure your emergency service organization (ESO) is prepared for hazardous weather by checking your station for the following items:  READ MORE >>

New VFIS Airway Verification form available for download The new downloadable airway verification form is a means of documenting advanced airway procedures performed in the prehospital setting. The form is designed to be utilized in the field to document the procedure. READ MORE >>

New ESO Sample Riding Policy! Parades, Fire Prevention Week, citizen ride along programs and similar public relations events provide great opportunities for emergency service organizations (ESOs) to promote their organization's activities. During various events, your organization will be reaching out to the community to educate and connect. READ MORE >>

House fires will kill about 3,000 Americans this year. Surprisingly, more than a third of the victims will have at least one working smoke detector in their home or apartment. Ever wonder about the durability of your smoke detector?  Jackie Ireland picked up a nice picture of this alarm from the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department - READ MORE >>

During the 2016 Safety Stand Down, fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: “The First 5 Minutes – Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire. READ MORE >>

FREE Paratransit Vehicle Inspection Guide now available! VFIS has just released its new Paratransit Vehicle Inspection Guide that you can start using to help manage risk at your emergency service organization. Find sections on pre-trip Inspections for wheelchair securement and equipment, lift systems and more. READ MORE >>

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