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Denver Fire Department: Leadership So Everyone Goes Home

Denver Fire Department: Leadership So Everyone Goes Home

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Published on Jun 9, 2014: Denver firefighters opened their doors and their hearts to share painful lessons to help improve firefighter safety across the country and around the world. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has released Denver Fire Department: Leadership So Everyone Goes Home, a documentary highlighting the department's efforts to make improvements after the tragic loss of three Denver firefighters over a six-year period.

The documentary, produced by STATter911 Communications in association with Greg Guise Media and PC Productions, focuses on the line-of-duty-deaths of Firefighter Robert Crump in 2000, Assistant Chief Charles Drennan Jr. in 2001, and Lt. Richard Montoya in 2006. Members of the department, from the rank of firefighter up to the fire chief, share their insights into the loss of these three men and talk about other incidents where Denver firefighters have been seriously injured.

1. Introduction

2. Personal Safety – seat belts et al…. History of a past accident

3. Personal Size-up. Individual Size-up. History of a flash flood LODD

4. Behavioral health - peer support program

5. A culture of safety. No big deal, it is just a house fire. Nothing is routine. LODD. There is no routine call. What has changed? You need to be aware of what is going on?

6. Safety Leadership – You can’t teach someone experience. Tough decisions are not always popular. Offensive to defensive. Denver’s Station 8 – 10,000 calls a year. 25 calls a day. Safety is paramount.

Everyone Goes Home

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