Firefighting, Leadership

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System Relaunched

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is relaunching the Near Miss Reporting System to provide a more interactive user experience and a renewed focus on training that turns lessons learned into action.

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program has supported the Near Miss’s next-generation transition; this includes increased education and advanced technology transferred from the Department of Defense and will help the program become self-sustaining in the future.

The relaunched Near Miss is founded on efforts to grow Near Miss offerings to meet the needs of today’s fire service professionals and to establish partnerships with like-minded organizations, all while keeping the program’s core mission intact.

The emerging Near Miss support community includes longstanding partners such as, academic institutions such as Oklahoma State University’s International Fire Service Training Association, and AlphaTRAC, an organization focused on crisis-decision training based in Westminster, Colorado.

The relaunch provides a dynamic experience that up-and-coming firefighters and EMS personnel can readily relate to.