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Saturday November 01, 2014

Resolution Supporting Firefighter Safety

WHEREAS, each year in the United States the fire service loses approximately one hundred firefighters in the line of duty; and,

WHEREAS, annually in the United States there are over eighty thousand reported injuries to firefighters; and,

WHEREAS, one of the primary goals of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association is to ensure the safety, health, survival, and well being of all North Carolina firefighters; and,

WHEREAS, the National Volunteer Fire Council, the International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety Health and Survival Section, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have developed firefighter safety initiative programs; and,

WHEREAS, these specific programs are the National Volunteer Fire Council B.E.S.T. Program, the International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety Health and Survival Section Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Survival, as well as the Incident Commander’s Rules of Engagement, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Sixteen Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives; and,

WHEREAS, through these programs firefighter line of duty deaths and firefighter injuries will decline; and,

WHEREAS, the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association along with other North Carolina fire service organizations and partners will promote these three firefighter safety initiative programs; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association supports the above firefighter safety initiative programs and will promote them by whatever means necessary in an effort to reduce firefighter line of duty deaths and firefighter injuries.

Adopted this 1ST day of September, 2010.

Chief R. Scott Alderman, President

Paul F. Miller, Executive Director

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