01 December 2021


Online workshop

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Fire Service Home Safety Visits – Best Practice and Opportunities to Prevent CO Exposure

The CO Research Trust (CORT), the National CO Awareness Association (NCOAA), the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC), and the International CO Research Network (ICORN) are holding a joint workshop to explore how the community based home safety visits carried out by fire services can be used to promote awareness of, to reduce the risk of, and also to better understand the prevalence of, CO exposure in the home.

Many fire departments already use these interventions for these purposes, and this workshop provides a chance to share best practice, to consider new ideas, and to look at ways that improve the way in which these messages are delivered and the way that information is gathered and understood.

It is hoped that following on from this meeting a working group can be established to continue this information sharing and that collaborative working achieved so that a more uniform approach to CO risk prevention can be agreed, which can then be promulgated more widely.

This workshop will take place on Wednesday 1st December 2021 by Zoom at 3:00pm – 5:00pm GMT (09:00 – 11:00 CST / 10:00 – 12:00 EST / 16:00 – 18:00 CET) and will be Chaired by Craig Drinkald, the CO Lead at the NFCC.

The call is open to any fire service professional with an interest in CO. Please contact us if you're interested in taking part

We invite all members of the fire fighting community and others with an interest in this area to help improve data collection and prevent CO exposure.