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  • Writer's pictureRegion II

Mitigation of Occupational Violence to Firefighters and EMS Responders

Region 2 VPP Sites:

"FYI – Please see the USFA email below. This is a follow-up to the August 31st email regarding workplace violence for EMS workers. Several of our VPP Sites have onsite Fire and EMS services. If applicable for your site, please consider including emergency responder safety into your site’s workplace violence prevention program.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."

"This report documents the causes of violence to firefighters and EMS responders. It explains the risk factors for violence and presents opportunities to reduce or prevent it.

Finding: Although weapons are present in a small number of violence-related cases, responders may not be equipped to deal with the issue.

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