Policies and procedures have become increasingly
important to fire departments in today’s complex, litigious society. Beyond
helping to reduce liability, effective policies improve operations and enhance
the safety and health of firefighters. They are the cornerstone of
organizational learning, and have proven to be the best method for
incorporating lessons learned into a fire department’s daily operations.
Yet, the lack of policies is repeatedly cited as a
contributing factor in firefighter fatalities in the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health firefighter fatality reports. The lack of
policies also figures prominently in many lawsuits holding fire departments
Paul Doughty, attorney, from the Fire Law Group, will
conduct fire liability training on November 28, 2018. This session will review
the liability risks associated with fire and emergency services with a focus on
the 10 high-risk policy areas that are associated with both fire service
lawsuits and firefighter injuries.
Fire chiefs, fire service personnel, risk managers,
safety committee members and others who serve in a risk management role are
encouraged to attend. Attendance at this session counts toward SCMIT and SCMIRF
risk self-assessment credit and as an elective course for participants in the
Risk Management Institute.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is
required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.