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Anders, Ireland & Marshall, Inc. Blog: safety

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    SAFETY STAND DOWN 2019 Safety Stand Down Week will take place from June 17-21 this year. Fire departments are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during this time to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme: Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility READ MORE >>

Everybody in the pool! Safely By Joel LaFrange Play it safe at the pool. Practice “touch supervision,” keeping children within arm’s length. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 390 drowning deaths occur annually among children ag... READ MORE >>

 Need more information?  National Fire Protection Association Public Education Division www.nfpa.org/educationMake a PLAN!  https://www.nfpa.org/escapeplan  READ MORE >>

Next week, May 6-10, is OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down for fall protection for the sixth consecutive year. The Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event designed to encourage employers and workers to pause one day during the week to discuss fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall protection. READ MORE >>

Steer clear: Cars and motorcycles can be deadly mix By Lisa Tebbe Keep alert! Cars and motorcycles must share the road. Motorcycles made up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2015, but motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than private passenger occupants ... READ MORE >>

Fire Prevention tips!    There are approximately 1,000 residential fires each day, resulting in an average of seven lives lost, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In a five-year study (2012 - 2016), the NFPA found that each year one in 325 households experience a fire, resulting in $6. READ MORE >>

Preventing Apparatus Roll-Aways   VFIS is interested in helping emergency service organizations (ESOs) prevent apparatus roll-aways. The tools to avoidance are readily available to ESOs, and the cost can be minimal. READ MORE >>

Protect Your Members with High Visibility Traffic Vests As of November 2008, if your fire department, rescue squad, fire police unit or related group is operating on the highway without approved high-visibility garments you have two problems: your members are at increased risk of injury and your organization risks penalties and litigation. READ MORE >>

Lessons Learned -Intersection Accidents - A View from the Inside Safely negotiating intersections is a major obstacle when responding to an emergency. The costs (fatalities, serious injuries, department reputation, poor morale/suffering among the membership and damage to vehicles) resulting from intersection accidents involving emergency vehicles is significant. READ MORE >>

Yard Safety Backyard entertaining has gotten more elaborate in recent years. Fire pits are helping homeowners extend the backyard season, and today’s playsets involve more than a simple set of swings and a slide. READ MORE >>

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