OSHS Wellness Information

April 08, 2015

U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF FIRE CHIEFS RELEASE NATIONAL SAFETY CULTURE CHANGE INITIATIVE REPORT

Emmitsburg, Md. – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have released the National Safety Culture Change Initiative (NSCCI) report providing the findings of a study that identified and examined types of individual and organizational behaviors that adversely impact firefighter health and safety and the sound strategies and programs developed based on these findings.  The IAFC’s Safety, Health and Survival (SHS) Section along with numerous other national-level fire service organizations provided key support to the study.

“The findings of this study are designed to promote a stronger health and safety culture in the fire service to reduce on duty fatalities and injuries,” said U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell.  “USFA is grateful for the contributions of the IAFC and the other organizations which supported this initiative.”  Read more.