Firefighter safety training has always focused on the obvious fire-related safety issues and may overlook the more routine firehall safety hazards.
Five year statistics from WorkSafeBC show that less than half of all firefighter injuries occur at emergency incidents. One-third of all injuries occur at the firehall (excluding training events).
The BC Municipal Safety Association and WorkSafeBC, with support from the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia, have created “Safe In The Hall”, a short training program designed to highlight the hazards faced by firefighters away from emergency incidents.
Special thank you to the Township of Langley Fire Department for the use of Firehall #6 and their apparatus, for the creation of the video.
The training program consists of a training guide (Safe In The Hall Training Guide 160629) and short video (below). Be sure to download the most recent training guide as it will be updated with new statistics as they become available.