Let’s Ensure That Our Work Environment Is Safe

BY SEAN DeCRANEA number of people have asked me, “How did you get involved in the codes?” An assignment to suppression doesn’t always translate into an interest in building and fire codes, so people are curious about how the interest and activism began.It began on a dare. I was speaking to a friend who was describing some of the things that were happening within the code process at the time. He dared me to attend a code hearing and witness the proceedings for myself. At the time, I was the secretary for our International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local, teaching at our Training Academy and studying the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOS...

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