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Must-Have Policies and Practices for Every Fire Department

Monday, April 24
This class reviews the top administrative policies and operational practices every fire department (U.S. and Canada) must have to prevent liability, firefighter injuries, and public embarrassment and to increase proficiency on the fireground. The suggested policies are derived from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations and case studies on poor outcomes in fire departments that lacked sufficient policies or operational practices. Attendees will learn how to create vital administrative policies to protect their personnel and the department and conduct a risk analysis of their operations to determine if there are policies or practices they must implement immediately. Among the topics addressed are the OSHA Operational Statement, physical fitness, carrying firearms, photography, training requirements and skill testing, health and safety, and marijuana.
Bradley Pinsky, Attorney at Law; Chief (Ret.) - Pinsky Law Group, PLLC; Manlius (NY) Fire Department