Near-miss reporting system revived — for now
Self-funding will allow program to remain operational through end of October after federal funds run out
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON — The IAFC has announced a short-term plan to self-fund keeping the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System servers up and running so that the fire and emergency service community doesn't lose access to this resource when government funds expire on Friday. The move, supported by funding from the IAFC; its Safety, Health and Survival Section; and its EMS Section, will allow the program to remain operational through the end of October.
"We've been very pleased that a number of private funders have come forward to express interest in preserving this program," said Mark Light, IAFC CEO and executive director. "We've been actively exploring alternatives to grant funding for many years with little opportunity to move the concept forward, so it's a pleasant surprise to see folks interested in stepping up now."
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