The Windber (PA) Fire Company is a volunteer department that prioritizes the health and safety of their members. They recently developed and implemented a traffic incident management policy, and they also have an agreement with a local gym for department members to join and start becoming more active and fit.
For the 2020 Safety Stand Down, they completed baseline vitals on their members, turnout gear inspection, rig inspections, and inspections on all of their EMS/rescue gear and extrication equipment. In honor of this year’s theme of safety during roadway response, they also educated members on the 10 cones of highway safety.
The department will keep these initiatives going throughout the year. They will continue to inspect their turnout gear annually and have weekly inspections of their rig and EMS equipment. They will also maintain an up-to-date record of baseline vitals that are easily accessible to offers and EMS personnel while following all HIPAA guidelines.