IAFI Fire Investigator Safety Course Resources
TRACE Fire Protection and Safety Consultants, Ltd.
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
February 20, 2015
Thank you for participating in the IAFI Safety Series. Below are the links for the IAFI Safety Series courses developed to date, including the handout and resource materials.
Below are links to the papers and research information that were included in my presentations for each of the sessions.
Again, thanks for participating and I hope that the following information is useful and that you participate in the future safety programs.
Ron Hopkins, F-IAFI, CFEI, CFPS
Series 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), August 12, 2014
Series 2: Hazard and Risk Assessment, May 23, 2014
Hazard and Risk Analysis Worksheet NFPA 921 2014 FIGURE A.12.4.1 Sample Hazard and Risk Assessment.
Series 1: Introduction to Fire Investigator Scene Safety April 14, 2014
Presentation Handout (Revised 2-20-15) PDF Introduction to Fire Investigator Scene Safety
Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe; Safety Third Video
OSHA and the Fire Investigator Dan Churchward’s Article
ATF Respiratory Hazard Evaluation NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Report and Recommendations
ATF Uniform Contamination NOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Report and Recommendations
NIOSH Alert – Fire Fighters July 2010
NIOSH Study released February 18, 2015. The report was received by NIOSH October 20, 2014; Revised January 21, 2015; and Accepted January 26, 2015.
Fire Investigator Dies after Being Struck by a Chimney that collapsed during an Origin and Cause Fire Investigation, New York NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, May 14, 1999
Arson Investigator Dies from Injuries Sustained from a Fall During an Arson Investigation – Illinois NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, April 23, 2001
NIOSH Study of Cancer among Fire Fighters http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/cancerStudy.html
Fire Fighter Exposure to Smoke Particulates Final Report Executive Summary UL, University of Cincinnati, and Chicago Fire Department
Fire Fighter Exposure to Smoke Particulates Final Report The full report is located on the UL Fire Service related page. Once there, follow the link located in the left hand table, the file is large and will take a little while to download, but worth it.
Respiratory Exposure Study for Fire Fighters and other Emergency Responders This link will take you to the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation. There are two items of interest, Risk Factors for Fire Fighter Cardiovascular Disease – Executive Summary and the Respirator Exposure Study for Fire Fighters and other Emergency Responders Report, this report contains 4 parts.
Fire Fighter Safety during overhaul at the Manhattan Fire Department This paper was written by Scott Clark of the Manhattan Fire Department as a part of the Executive Fire Officer Leadership Program, US National Fire Academy.
“Firefighter injuries in the United States”, released in October 2013 http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/the-fire-service/fatalities-and-injuries/firefighter-injuries-in-the-united-states
Link to the NFPA Website
“An analysis of volunteer firefighter injuries” 2010-2012, released January 2014 http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/the-fire-service/fatalities-and-injuries/an-analysis-of-volunteer-firefighter-injuries-2009-to-2011 provides an analysis of volunteer firefighter injuries comparing their experience to all firefighter injuries. Link to the NFPA website
Characterization of Fire Fighter Exposures during Overhaul, “Phoenix Study”
A Structured System for Fire Investigator Safety Michael Donahue
Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines OSHA Fact Sheet No. OSHA 97-37