The Chief of Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is implementing a risk management program but guess whose not listening? The Chief has included all supervisors, battalion leaders and upper management in the discussions.
As a leader, the Chief is informing everyone at Silver Hill VFD&RS about the latest tools and techniques that can keep them safe and healthy. The purpose of the program is to help each person to alter their behavior.
Clear and effective signage is highly effective for reinforcing positive, safety-conscious behavior change. Unfortunately, everyone is not getting the message. The Chief knows that as a leader of the risk management process at Silver Hill VFD&RS, he must educate everyone on the risk management program and its priorities.
We believe effective reminders and messages that succeed in changing behavior are often grounded in models of behavioral change theory as indicated on usfa.fema.gov.
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