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Safety and Health

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TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX ESTI) is a partner for the 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week from June 15-21. Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). The event is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC and is supported by a network of fire service, health, and safety organizations.

This annual event aims to improve firefighter safety and health to give all a better chance of survival during emergencies and in the long-term. Fire departments across the world will take time during the week to increase awareness and action so that safety and health become a priority in all fire departments.

“We are looking forward to participating in Safety and Health Week,” said Robert Moore, Director TEEX ESTI. TEEX has proudly supported the efforts of the International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week since the inception of the program. We are equally proud to partner this year with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

The theme for Safety and Health Week this year is “Train Like You Fight!” Training is a critical component of firefighter and emergency medical responder safety. This focus captures two angles of responder safety:

  • Safety on the training ground and reduction of training-related injuries and death
  • The importance of adequate training to prepare for safe fire-ground operations

Local communities depend on their Emergency Service Organization to provide critical, life-saving services and be ready to respond to all types of emergencies and disasters. With heart attack the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities, around 81,000 firefighters injured each year, and a number of safety and health concerns facing first responders every day, it is especially important that each responder is prepared in every way when the call comes in. To assist firefighters are prepared to handle such situations, TEEX ESTI provides fire training programs that conform to the highest professional standards.

Safety and Health Week provides a time for all department members to focus on the safety and health measures they need to take both on and off duty to make sure they stay strong and ready to serve the community at a moment’s notice. The event brings together the entire fire service community to help prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

TEEX offers numerous Safety, ICS-Command, and NFA Field Delivery courses across Texas to support safe operations and health & safety.

Remember….”Do Your Part to Ensure Everyone Goes Home!”

Visit and/or the safety and health resources page to find tools and resources for 2014 Safety Health and Survival Week.

TEEX Certificates: TEEX ESTI is supporting departments/agencies by providing certificates for those participating in the 2014 Safety and Health Week.  Registration Kit (zip file)

TEEX asks for awareness and support during International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week and in its safety and health initiatives throughout the year.

For more information, call Dallas Renfrew 866.878.8900 or email





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