Fire

Fire Department Management and Liability Issues
A self-contained training kit is available on fire department management and liability issues. Topics covered in the 40-minute DVD include NFPA and response-time standards, fire relief associations and fire department checkbooks, alcohol response policies, alcohol sales for fundraising, sexual harassment prevention, physical fitness testing, and mutual aid. Handouts are included. The program was developed by LMCIT with the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Training Safety Officer (TSO) Program
Firefighter training injuries are on the rise both nationally and in Minnesota. So how can your department combat these types of injuries in a low-cost way without watering down good training? Learn about the training safety officer (TSO) program, developed by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) and fire departments across the state.

On the Line: Public Safety Risk Management Blog
With nearly 40 years in public safety (as both a police officer and a firefighter), Rob Boe has quite literally walked in a first responder’s shoes. Now the Public Safety Project Coordinator at the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, Rob currently focuses on efforts to keep public safety workers safe on the job. One of the tools currently at his disposal is a blog, LMC On the Line, where he shares insights and industry knowledge on a regular basis.

Trends In Firefighter Injuries
Firefighter work comp losses are some of the largest incurred in LMCIT's workers' compensation program. Recent research by LMCIT shows many of the injuries to firefighters may be preventable.