Firefighter injuries: Reducing fiscal and physical impact

Learn about tools that can help determine your department's risk, as well as how to use policies and safe culture practices to reduce firefighter injuries


New research puts the economic impact of firefighter injuries at $1.6 billion to $5.9 billion annually – a staggering sum that, due to the lack of available data, doesn't capture the full effect such injuries have on firefighters, their families and their departments. 

Better understanding firefighter injuries is critical for reducing the physical and economic impact they have. Join Lexipol and a panel of fire service experts for insight into what we know about firefighter injuries, how we can collect information to better understand the problem, and how we can use policies and safe culture practices to reduce firefighter injuries. 

Register for the live panel discussion, presented by:

Learn best practices for preventing major fiscal and physical impacts of firefighter injuries in the Lexipol webinar scheduled for 1 p.m. EST on March 26. (Photo/Lexipol)
Learn best practices for preventing major fiscal and physical impacts of firefighter injuries in the Lexipol webinar scheduled for 1 p.m. EST on March 26. (Photo/Lexipol)
  • Billy Goldfeder, EFO, deputy chief of Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department
  • Amanda Kimball, executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation
  • Lore Moore-Merrell, DrPh, MPH, president and CEO of the International Public Safety Data Institute
  • Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) at Drexel University School of Public Health 

The webinar will stream live at 1 p.m. EST on March 26.

You'll learn: 

  • Key statistics about the rate, type and costs of firefighter injuries and exposures
  • Actions fire service leaders can take to improve firefighter injury and exposure data collection
  • Two assessment tools leaders can use to gain an objective look at their risk for firefighter injuries
  • Specific fire department policies that can help reduce firefighter injuries and associated costs

Click here to register for the webinar, "The cost of firefighter injuries: Reducing fiscal and physical impact."

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