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Gallagher Honors State Fire Marshal’s Office Director for Success in Passing Firefighter Safety Rules

10/26/2004

CONTACTO:  Nina Banister
(850) 413-2842  
       
TALLAHASSEE—The State Fire Marshal's Office has many functions – from determining the cause of suspicious fires to developing state fire codes to overseeing the firefighting and rescue missions at the state's Emergency Operations Center.  En todo lo que hace la oficina, el objetivo primordial es proteger a los residentes de la Florida, incluso a aquellos que contestan la llamada para proteger y servir.
 
En la reunión de hoy del Gabinete de la Florida, el Oficial Principal de Finanzas Tom Gallagher, quien funge como el Jefe de Bomberos del Estado, felicitó a Rand Napoli, Director de la Oficina del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado por asegurar acuerdo sobre nuevas normas importantes para proteger a los bomberos de la Florida.   Last week, the Florida Professional Firefighters' Association also gave Napoli "The Firefighters' Hero Award."  
 
"When it came to rulemaking to implement the Florida Firefighters Occupational Safety and Health Act, Mr. Napoli gained consensus among different constituent groups with competing concerns," Gallagher said.  "Today, Florida has some of the strongest protections in the nation for firefighters."
 
Entre los requisitos significativos en las normas que entraron en efecto el mes pasado:
• Requires firefighters involved in structural firefighting to have a minimum of two firefighters inside and two firefighters outside to ensure safety.
• Requires fire departments to have a Comprehensive Firefighter Safety and Health plan with  "fail safe" steps to ensure all parties involved cooperate in resolving safety issues.
• Requires training commensurate to duties performed. 
• Allows firefighters to file anonymous complaints with the State Fire Marshal's Office.
• Requires firefighters to follow safety procedures.
 
"It is a wonderful honor to be recognized by the Cabinet, but this honor is shared with the many members of the State Fire Marshal's Office who made the process successful," Napoli said.  "Their efforts and the work of many fire departments and law enforcement agencies around the state were critical to the implementation of these rules." 
 
Gallagher designó a Napoli, quien tiene más de 33 año de experiencia operativa y administrativa en los servicios de rescates e incendios, para el puesto de director en 2001.