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NFPA Journal Podcast


Jan 24, 2017

It might seem strange today, but firefighters dying from falling off fire trucks used to be a problem— from 1977 to 1987, an average of nearly four firefighters died each year from falling off of trucks. Today, the problem is virtually unheard of thanks in large part to the 1987 adoption of NFPA 1500, the first fire service occupational safety standard. In this episode of NFPA Journal Podcast, host Jesse Roman talks to fire service veterans who used to “ride the tailboard,” and learns how a few sentences in a big standard changed 200 years of tradition in the fire service and likely saved dozens of lives.

Sorry for the long hiatus, the end of 2016 was kinda crazy for NFPA Journal with a special sprinkler edition, a brand new design and even a new writer, hi Angelo.  We plan on starting this back up and creating a new episode every month.  As always, feel free to email Jesse with topic ideas, thoughts on the pod and anything else.  Jesse can be reached at Jroman@nfpa.org

Thanks and stay safe!

 

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Music listing:

Cross the Road by Silent Partner

Brontosaurus by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

Ether by Silent Partner

Travel Light by Audionautix

Travel Light by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 
Chasin' It by Audionautix
 
Chasin' It by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)