Arizona Public Safety Stabilization Program - Fire
Training is being conducted at the Fire Department Training Academy, 2425 West Lower Buckeye Road
REASON FOR THE PROJECT
The Phoenix Fire Department has approximately 1,600 firefighters who provide emergency service to a populous of over more than 1.6 million people. Annually, the department responds to approximately 1,557 structural fires, but by chance, some firefighters may go months or years in between fires. Without periodic training, skill degradation and performance loss can occur. The OSHA 29 CRF 1910.156 standard recommends regular training that is commensurate with fighting structural fires. The department has been unable to meet this standard for the last four years due to budget cuts.
November 2010 - September 2011
AMOUND OF AWARD
0.00 in last calendar quarter
BENEFIT TO RESIDENTS
The training is considered critical as it allows firefighters the unique opportunity to combat actual fires in a controlled environment. Live-fire exercises improve performance and firefighter safety by reinforcing basic fire suppression and life safety skills. Ultimately this translates into decreased property losses and fewer injuries all of which promote the safety and security of Phoenix residents and business owners.