View On Demand (Recorded May 12, 2020)

New research puts the economic impact of firefighter injuries at $1.6 billion to $5.9 billion annually—a staggering sum that, due to the lack of available data, doesn’t capture the full effect such injuries have on firefighters, their families and their departments. 

Better understanding firefighter injuries is critical for reducing the physical and economic impact they have. Join Lexipol and a panel of fire service experts for insight into what we know about firefighter injuries, how we can collect information to better understand the problem, and how we can use policies and safe culture practices to reduce firefighter injuries.

You’ll Learn:

  • Key statistics about the rate, type and costs of firefighter injuries and exposures
  • Actions fire service leaders can take to improve firefighter injury and exposure data collection
  • 2 assessment tools leaders can use to gain an objective look at their risk for firefighter injuries
  • Specific fire department policies that can help reduce firefighter injuries and associated costs

Presented by:

Billy Goldfeder, EFO
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department

Amanda Kimball
Executive Director
Fire Protection Research Foundation

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH
President & CEO
International Public Safety Data Institute 

Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD
Director, Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST)
Drexel University School of Public Health

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