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Firefighter Safety Training

Being a firefighter is much more than a profession, it means being a hero each and every day. Firefighters help people with problems big and small, all while saving lives and improving communities. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most firefighters.

OSHA Required Training

Fire Brigades OSHA Regulation: 1910.156(c)

When OSHA Requires Fire Brigades Training:

Whenever a person is required to extinguish fires as part of their job description. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually (quarterly for interior structural fire fighting).

Downloadable Fire Brigades Training Resources (free):

  • Industrial Fire Brigades Training Powerpoint

  • Bushfire Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Fire Extinguishers Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Industrial Fire Prevention by Atlantic Training

  • Fire Prevention in Healthcare by Atlantic Training

Confined Spaces OSHA Regulation: 1910.146(g)

When OSHA Requires Confined Spaces Training:

Confined space training is required for authorized entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors. Essentially this includes anyone who works in a confined space as well as the attendant. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

OSHA does not specifically require training. However annual retraining is an industry best practice.

Downloadable Confined Spaces Training Resources (free):

  • Confined Spaces Training Powerpoint

  • Confined Spaces Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Confined Spaces Training Videos (paid):

  • Confined Space Entry by Atlantic Training

  • Confined Space Entry by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Confined Space Entry by Atlantic Training

Lockout Tagout OSHA Regulation: 1910.147(c)(7)

When OSHA Requires Lockout Tagout Training:

When an employee works in area that contains machinery that is locked out / tagged out. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Lockout Tagout Training Resources (free):

  • Lockout Tagout Powerpoint

  • Lockout Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Lockout Tagout Training Videos (paid):

  • Lock Out Tag Out by Atlantic Training

  • Lock Out Tag Out Refresher by Atlantic Training

  • Lockout/Tagout Lightning In A Bottle by Coastal Training

Bloodborne Pathogens OSHA Regulation: 1910.1030(g)(2)

When OSHA Requires Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

Required for employees that may be occupationally exposed to blood or potentially infectious materials. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Bloodborne Pathogens Training Resources (free):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness Powerpoint

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos (paid):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Heavy Industry by Atlantic Training

Hazardous Materials / GHS OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires Hazardous Materials / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Hazardous Materials / GHS Training Resources (free):

  • Hazardous Material Powerpoint

  • Hazardous Material Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hazardous Materials / GHS Training Videos (paid):

  • Hazardous Materials Labels by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets in Laboratory Safety by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Handling Hazardous Materials by Atlantic Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Fire Extinguisher OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:

When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint

  • Fire Extinguisher Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):

  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers Protecting People And Property by Coastal Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • ppe refresher

    Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Terrorism Preparedness

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Terrorism Preparedness Training Resources (free):

  • Terrorism Preparedness Guidelines Powerpoint

  • Chemical Terrorism Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Terrorism Preparedness Training Videos (paid):

  • terrorism

    Video Reference Library for Terrorism Preparedness by Efilm

  • terrorism

    Hazmat WMD Self Protection Law Enforcement by Efilm

  • Detecting Weapons of Mass Destruction by Efilm

Air Monitoring

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Air Monitoring Training Resources (free):

  • Air Monitoring Powerpoint

  • Air Monitoring Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Air Monitoring Training Videos (paid):

  • Indoor Air Quality by Atlantic Training

  • Air Monitoring Series by Emergency Film Group

  • Life Saving through Air Monitoring Safety by Atlantic Training

Working in Hot Environments

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Working in Hot Environments Training Resources (free):

  • Outdoor Heat Exposure Powerpoint

  • Working in Hot Condition Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Working in Hot Environments Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress Preventative Measures by Summit Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

Intermodal Containers

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Intermodal Containers Training Resources (free):

  • Intermodal Transportation and Terminal Operations Powerpoint

  • Shipping Containers Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Checklist

Intermodal Containers Training Videos (paid):

  • Intermodal Containers by Efilm

  • Hazmat Containers by Efilm

  • Hazardous Materials Transportation by Summit Training

Petroleum Storage Tanks

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Petroleum Storage Tanks Training Resources (free):

  • Storage Tanks Powerpoint

  • Oil Tank Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Petroleum Storage Tanks Training Videos (paid):

  • Petroleum Storage Tanks by Efilm

  • Tanker Rollover by Convergence

  • Tanker Training Programs by JJ Keller

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Compressed Gas Cylinders Training Resources (free):

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders Powerpoint

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Compressed Gas Cylinders Training Videos (paid):

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders by Atlantic Training

  • Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders by Atlantic Training

  • Handling Compressed Gas Safely by Atlantic Training

Decontamination

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Decontamination Training Resources (free):

  • Decontamination Powerpoint

  • Decontamination Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Decontamination Training Videos (paid):

  • Decontamination by Summit Training Source

  • Decon Team Safety by Efilm

  • Decontamination A Matter Of Life by Coastal Training / DuPont

Workplace Violence

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Workplace Violence Training Resources (free):

  • Workplace Violence Powerpoint

  • Workplace Violence Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Workplace Violence Training Videos (paid):

  • Workplace Violence by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Matters: Active Shooter Preparedness by Coastal Training

  • Workplace Violence First Line of Defense by Coastal Training

Understand Safety Data Sheet

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Safety Data Sheet Training Resources (free):

  • Understanding the Safety Data Sheet Powerpoint

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Safety Data Sheet Training Videos (paid):

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Data Sheets: The Information Connection by Coastal Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

CPR & AED

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable CPR & AED Training Resources (free):

  • CPR & AED Powerpoint

  • CPR & AED Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

CPR & AED Training Videos (paid):

  • CPR 2000 by Atlantic Training

  • CPR And AED: The Chain Of Survival by Coastal Training

  • Adult Child and Infant CPR and AED by Atlantic Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

4.567% Annual Injury Rate

Firefighter Safety Tips

Quick Tip

A firefighter’s PPE gear can weigh up to 75 pounds. That’s a lot of extra weight to carry around. Staying strong and in shape will help you to be fast and limber, even with the added weight.

Being a firefighter is much more than a profession, it means being a hero each and every day. Firefighters help people with problems big and small, all while saving lives and improving communities every single day. Because this profession comes with such huge responsibility and pressure, even the bravest of firefighters can get caught up in an intense moment or situation, forgetting some simple steps and procedures that will help to keep them safe. Since a usual day at the office involves some of the most dangerous, hazardous situations possible like house fires, emergency response, and other catastrophes, it’s imperative that firefighters stick to some simple, helpful tips to eliminate as many injuries and accidents as possible.

In the station, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself and your fellow firefighters avoid hazards.

  • Keep the station clean. Making sure that all pathways are clear of junk, gear, and mess will reduce the risk of falls or tripping.
  • Use proper cleaning techniques to make sure that your area is healthy and disinfected. Physically demanding jobs demand healthy workers.
  • Be prepared and well rested before shifts. The stress b can wear a person down. Make sure that you are mentally prepared to be on call for the worst.

Driving Safety Vehicles—just because you have a siren doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t be cautious on the roads.

  • Keep trucks serviced and in working order.
  • Make sure they aren’t overweight. With such heavy gear and machinery attached, fire trucks can get weighed down causing malfunction.
  • Have a spotter when traveling in reverse. Maneuvering such a large vehicle opens the door for lots of accidents, particularly when backing up.
  • Pay attention, and use good judgment. Be very aware of all other vehicles on the road. Even with emergency sirens, they might not be looking for you.

Protective Clothing and Equipment

  • Your SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) will protect your lungs from harmful smoke and other all times for your safety.
  • Inspect your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) between calls; make sure your gloves, jackets, helmets and SCBA are all together and ready to go.

When On A Rescue Mission

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to objects lying around in garages, watch out for pools, animals and other obstacles. Always try to examine structures with a careful eye, anticipating possible roof or wall collapses.
  • Weigh risks with realities. One of the difficulties of the job is that is working towards the best possible outcome, without putting yourself in unnecessary danger.
  • Always communicate with your team. For such an extreme job, you need the support of your co-workers at all times. Keep them informed and aware of what you need.

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