NFFF: “Check Public Safety Officer requirements”

Issue 8 and Volume 164.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) (www.firehero.org) reminds responders that they must be fully credentialed as a Public Safety Officer when assisting in disaster situations to qualify for Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) in case of serious injury or death. Responders are asked to become familiar with these requirements and to share the information with departments in their states. The criteria follow; they were provided by Chief Kyle Ienn, the Nebraska LAST coordinator and a state advocate for the NFFF’s Everyone Goes Home Program. NIST issues guidelines for concrete and steel buildings National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) TN 1681, Best Practice Guidelines for Structural Fire Resistance of Concrete and Steel Buildings, is available from the NIST Engineering Laboratory. The document, part of the NIST response to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster of 9/11, was developed in conjunction with the agency’s technical building and fire safety investigation of…

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