FIRST on a Safer Fire Service and EMS Culture

The Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST), created by Drexel University, is a research enterprise organized to support the U.S. fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. The culture around safety in any organization is a strong predictor of injuries. Safety climate is the measurable aspect of organizational safety culture and has been used by other industries, such as healthcare, construction and manufacturing, to gauge and improve safety performance. This information session will review the research and show how departments can achieve a positive safety culture by measuring changes in behavior and decision making.

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