(Miami-Dade County, FL) --
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) will be hosting a 4-day event intended to highlight critical safety, health and survival issues for the fire and emergency services, as well as new techniques and technology that can help increase successful rescues, while minimizing risks to first responders.
This year, the program will include thirty-one firefighter safety and health related classes, open to anyone interested in attending. Some of the classes offered this year include: Cancer in the Fire Service, Rapid Intervention, Crew Operations, South Florida Firefighting/Balancing Safety with Aggression, Ammonia Incident Response Awareness, Fire Apparatus Safety Driving Techniques, Cardiac Risk and Firefighting, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation/Everyone Goes Home program.
Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). The event is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC, and is supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations as well as health and safety-related organizations and agencies. The goal of both organizations is to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths in the fire and emergency services.
Media: Please confirm attendance. Interview available in English and Spanish.