The Millburn (NJ) Fire Department spent the week of June 17-23, 2018, focusing on health and safety in their department. Each morning during the week, they had fire dispatch announce that the department is participating in the 2018 Safety Stand Down. They also held a 30-second moment of silence for fallen firefighters each morning before radio check.
In addition, every crew had a discussion about line-of-duty deaths and injuries that can happen to firefighters using case studies, LODD reports, and other training tools. They also focused on medical issues that can affect firefighters.
On Friday, June 22, a local hospital (St. Barnabas Medical Center) offered free, confidential medical screenings and education for all firefighters from the department and surrounding fire departments.
Millburn Fire Department plans to continue focusing on health and safety education for firefighters throughout the year.