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Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System

Near Miss is an integrated learning environment that helps fire department personnel turn shared lessons learned into actions that are applied. Managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the program provides a forum for firefighters and EMS personnel to share their near-miss experiences in the field in a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive and secure way. They can also find training resources, gleaned from the collected real-world experiences, that help responders apply lessons learned and leading safety practices in their own departments.

Focusing on margin gives us a great way to both monitor risk – and how we respond to it
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Eliminating latent factors and heightening situational awareness can prevent the predictably unpredictable firefighter injury or death