NFPA releases new WUI best practices guide for planners and regulators
April 25, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the new Company Officers Responsibility for Incident Safety (CORFIS) program. The program was developed to serve as a resource for fire officers and others whom are responsible for supervising firefighters during firefighting operations. NFPA teamed up with Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) of Ashland, Massachusetts which will add this program to their existing library of training programs and deliver it to the U.S. fire service.
NFPA’s Ken Willette and Steven Sawyer presented the new Company Officers Responsibility for Incident Safety (CORFIS) program to Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) at FDIC. (L-R) Bob Colameta of Max Media, program consultant, Steven Sawyer, NFPA, Ken Willette, NFPA, Michael Petroff, Chairman of Board of Directors of Fire Department Safety Officers Association and Scott Freitag, Western Director, FDSOA.
“Understanding and applying these codes could significantly reduce firefighter death and injury,” said Ken Willette, NFPA’s division manager of Public Fire Protection and a former fire chief. “Firefighters and fire officers who oversee others will benefit from utilizing a risk management approach to tactical firefighting decisions and fostering an atmosphere within their companies that promotes safety."
Attendees of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana this week are invited to stop by NFPA’s booth to view the materials. The conference attracts thousands of firefighters from across the globe that attend to participate in training, networking and learning opportunities.
For more information about the Company Officer Responsibility For Incident Safety program, contact Ken Willette of the NFPA at 617-984-7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, contact email@example.com.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.