DOD Courage to Be Safe®, Mildenhal

February 8, 2016 – February 13, 2016, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Mildenhal Air Force Base, England Mildenhal , England Mildenhal – Mildenhal Air Force Base, Sufolk, AE
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RAF Mildenhall Fire Emergency Services in conjunction with The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation would like to invite your department to the Courage to Be Safe Seminars held at Mildenhal Fire Department from February 8th to the 13th.

With safety laying the foundation, Department of Defense Advocate Andrew J. Kehl brings many issues, concerns, and discussion to the forefront of this three-day dynamic Courage to be Safe Seminar. The purpose of this locally hosted seminar is to provide a deeper understanding of what a Line of Duty Death (LODD) does to individuals and organizations. Facilitating gritty discussions, members that have experienced a LODD open up, providing details of the tragedy along with basic safety measures we can do to help prevent something we consider preventable.

The day will begin with an overview of what The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is all about followed by an interactive National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) study of the Sofa Warehouse Fire in Charleston, which claimed the lives of 9 firefighters. Moving forward, the class will go through each of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives, highlighting local goals and conducting a thorough self-evaluation. The afternoons will be all about attitude, behavior, and cultural change within the fire service. Extensive discussion on immediate changes we can implement encourages members to unite and further the aims of the department.

The seminar concludes with an in-depth, first hand story of an Air Force Fire Protection LODD. A truly haunting portrayal of what happened in early February 2011 at Kadena Air Base and how we can help prevent it from happening again.
Due to shift schedules, the seminar will be held twice, alternating days through the week for a total of 3 days for each shift. Each day will begin immediately following roll-call inside the department training room at 0800 and end at 1500.

Together, we can change the culture in the fire service and ensure that Everyone Goes Home.