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Gallagher Issues Report Calling for Increased Firefighter Safety in Training Exercises

2/9/2005

CONTACTO:
Nina Banister
(850) 413-2842
 
Los comités legislativos consideran dos proyectos de ley que autorizarían protocolos
 
TALLAHASSEE—State Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher issued a report today that outlines specific requirements and standards that should be in place to protect firefighters during live-fire training exercises. 
The report's findings come as Florida's legislative committees consider two bills, one of which the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee is expected to take up today, that would mandate such protocols.
 
Tres bomberos de la Florida han fallecido en ejercicios de entrenamiento en incendios reales desde 2002. El informe del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado que se dio a conocer hoy es producto de una investigación de la defunción en el 2003 de un bombero de Miami-Dade en un ejercicio de entrenamiento en Puerto Everglades.
 
"We must do what we can to provide firefighters the hands-on training they need in the safest environment possible," said Gallagher, who is Florida's Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal.  "Men and women in this line of duty accept a certain amount of risk, but there are steps that can greatly reduce risk in training exercises."
 
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee is expected today to take up Senate Bill 108, by Sen. Lee Constantine.  Un proyecto de ley complementario, Proyecto de Ley de la Cámara de Representantes 69 por Rep. John Quinones, fue aprobado por el Comité de Seguros de la Cámara el 25 de enero y será discutido por el Comité de Justicia Penal de la Cámara. 
 
La ley daría a la Oficina del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado mayor autoridad para regular los ejercicios de entrenamiento del departamento de bomberos al adoptar los estándares de la Asociación Nacional de Protección contra Incendios y proporcionará regulación para pirotecnia de interior.
 
"This legislation stemmed from the senseless tragedy that happened in West Warwick, Rhode Island, in 2003 when countless deaths occurred due to an unlicensed pyrotechnics display.  With this bill, all indoor pyrotechnic shows would now be inspected and permitted by the local Fire Marshal," Constantine said.  "By also increasing the mandatory level of instructor knowledge of safety and procedures in live-fire training, the bill is protecting the lives of firefighters as well as the rest of the citizens of Florida."
Quinones agreed, saying, "This is important not only to firefighters but to every citizen who wants a well-trained and well-prepared fire department to respond in their time of need," said Quinones.  "This legislation not only would protect them during training but also would ensure they learn the right procedures."
"On behalf of Florida's firefighters and citizens," Gallagher said, "I thank Sen. Constantine and Rep. Quinones for pursuing this life-saving legislation." 
 
El informe del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado está disponible en línea en www.fldfs.com/sfm.