The IAFF developed a 16-hour course
entitled Frontline Safety. In this course, the IAFF gives
students the opportunity to examine their own values, those of
their work team, and those of their organization when it comes
to safety. Students learn about the National Fire Fighter
Near-Miss Reporting System and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health’s Fire Fighter Fatality
Investigation and Prevention Program, which provides information
about the causes of fire fighter injuries and fatalities.
Students also learn strategies they can use to demonstrate
safety is their primary value. The purpose of the course is to
help decrease the number of injuries and deaths experienced by
the fire service by helping students become safety leaders or
advocates for safe behavior.