10 Years of Sharing Near-Misses

The National Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System was launched August 2005 at Fire Rescue International. At the time, it was a revolutionary idea: sharing near-misses to prevent future accidents and improve safety. Fire service thought-leaders came together to develop this system and promoted it to the fire service community over the last 10 years. Today, the concept is much more widely accepted. This doesn’t mean our work is done. Near-miss reporting is more important than ever to develop a national safety picture. Innovative training that focuses on root-causes continues to be imperative. This is why we’re building on this important program’s legacy and launching new solutions. Find out more.

The Importance of Capturing Near Misses

The Fargo Fire Department opened up its doors to IAFC TV to discuss why they adopted near-miss reporting and why they are using Department Near Miss, the National Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System’s department-level online reporting tool. Contact us at nearmiss@iafc.org to learn more.