USFA Initiates Partnership With The National Volunteer Fire Council To Enhance Health And Safety Of The Volunteer Fire Service

03/18/2005
Washington, D.C. - Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced today the United States Fire Administration (USFA), has initiated a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to study growing issues related to firefighter occupational health and safety in the volunteer fire service and to begin to develop initiatives, programs, and strategies to reduce on-duty firefighter fatalities among volunteers."In 2004 alone, this nation tragically lost almost 70 volunteer firefighters in the line of duty," said Brown. "There is a critical need for effective safety and health support to the estimated...

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