Welcome and Introduction
A NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Report will be used as a Case to probe below the surface of the NIOSH recommendations. Solutions to the problems identified by NIOSH will be addressed is subsequent programs this afternoon. The Case Study package will be available for download to registered attendees (NIOSH Report PDF, Discussion Guide PDF, Instructor Key PDF, and PowerPoint presentation).
After 40-years of service, Mark Emery recently retired as the Fire Chief at East Valley Fire Department in Yakima County, WA. Mark self-published the ITAC Strategic Development manual, and has published numerous articles for Firehouse magazine, FireRescue magazine, and for the FDSOA Health and Safety Newsletter. Mark is co-developer of the Integrated Tactical Accountability System (ITAC), and creator of the popular ITAC Command Competency Clinic. Chief Emery was selected as the 2015 George D. Post Instructor of the Year at FDIC, and serves as the Region 10 Director of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association.