Eastside Fire & Rescue observes week dedicated to firefighter safety
June 19, 2012
Eastside Fire & Rescue has joined other fire service organizations across the United States and Canada to observe the annual Fire/EMS Health and Safety Week through June 23.
The observance is focused on reducing preventable line-of-duty deaths and injuries for firefighters and emergency personnel.
The goal is to better prepare firefighters for daily activities. Objectives for the week include focusing on federal regulations and safety, survival skills and awareness training, and living healthy lifestyles on and off duty.
“We are looking forward to participating in Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week,” EFR Training Lt. Dick Breitenbach said. “Firefighter safety and health, along with the tools and ongoing training will prevent firefighter deaths. We look forward to providing our firefighters and EMS responders with resources that will keep them safe and healthy both on the job and at home.”