The following resources will help you in both understanding fully the information contained in the studies and also in defending staffing and assisting decision-makers in understanding how important crew size is to public and first responder safety.
For tips in presenting to decision-makers, see the Advocacy section of this toolkit.
Sample Press Releases for IAFF Affiliates
- Sample Press Release for Affiliates Working to Improve Staffing or Maintain Current Staffing Levels
- Sample Press Release for Affiliates Fighting Staffing Reductions and Budget Cuts
Announcements, Press Statements and Articles About the Study
NIST Press Release (April 10, 2013)
NIST Toolkit Useful to Defend Staffing (from Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine, April 1, 2011)