April 2015, the U.S. Fire Administration released the National Safety Culture Change Initiative report of fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities.
The "National Safety Culture Change Initiative " report:
- - Provides a basic understanding of the fire and emergency service culture.
- - Identifies individual and organizational behaviors that positively and negatively impact health and safety.
- - Highlights focus areas for change by raising awareness about unsafe practices.
Focus areas include:
- - Environmental factors.
- - Health and wellness.
- - Individual responsibility.
- - Leadership.
- - Recruiting.
- - Seat belt usage.
- - Situational awareness.
- - Training.
- - Vehicle operations.