Draft strategic plan for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP)

October 2008
NIOSH Docket Number 063-A

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking stakeholder input on the progress and strategic goals of the NIOSH FFFIPP to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of the stakeholders, and to identify ways in which the program can be improved to increase its impact on the safety and health of fire fighters across the United States.

Interested persons or organizations were invited to participate in this process by submitting written views, arguments, recommendations, and scientific data. Comments were invited on any topic related to the FFFIPP. Comments should reference Docket Number 063-A for all submissions related to this topic. Official comments provided to Docket Number 063-A relating to the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program shall be evaluated and considered in the improvement and strategic planning of the program.

Docket Number 063 is a collection of documents related to the development and progress of the FFFIPP. A NIOSH public meeting held in March 2006 discussed the progress and future direction of the FFFIPP, stakeholder needs, and enhancing the impact of the FFFIPP. A NIOSH public meeting held on November 19, 2008 discussed similar topics as well as a draft strategic plan.

Pre Meeting Information

73 FR 61873; Notice of public meeting and availability for comment – 10/17/08pdf icon [PDF – 666 KB]

Draft strategic plan for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) fire fighter fatality investigation and prevention program (FFFIPP); 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 3662 KB]

Meeting Information

List of attendees from meeting in Chicago, IL; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 891 KB]

Presentation by Tim Merinar & Tom Hales (NIOSH/DSR) entitled “NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention” at public stakeholder meeting;pdf icon [PDF – 11.5 MB]

Presentation by Ed Hartin (Gresham Fire & Emergency Services) entitled “NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program” at public stakeholder meeting; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 954 KB]

Presentation by Richard Duffy & James Brinkley (IAFF) entitled “Fire Fighter Line-of-Duty Death and Injury Investigations and Prevention Programs” at public stakeholder meeting 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 2.09 MB]

Presentation by Paul Moore (NIOSH/DSR) entitled “Draft Strategic Plan for the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) at public stakeholder meeting; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 2.64 MB]

Presentation by Carl Peterson (NFPA) entitled “NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program Stakeholders’ Meeting” at public stakeholder meeting; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.51 MB]

Presentation by David Fulmer (IAFF) entitled “Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation & Prevention Program” at public stakeholder meeting; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.06 MB]

Transcript from meeting; 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 13.5 MB]

Submissions in Order of Receipt

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Ed Hartin (Gresham Fire & Emergency Services); 11/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.80 MB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Ed Hartin (Gresham Fire & Emergency Services); 11/23/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.50 MB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from John Spicuzza (Iona-McGregor Fire District); 12/2/08pdf icon [PDF – 427 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Gesualdo Schneider (Montpelier (Vermont) Fire/Ambulance Department); 12/5/08pdf icon [PDF – 138 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Lucian Deaton (International Association of Fire Chiefs); 12/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.66 MB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from David Bernzweig (The Columbus Firefighters Union); 12/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 1.39 MB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket Office from Nancy McNabb (National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); 2/3/09pdf icon [PDF – 2.18 MB]

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