Emergency Services

Due to the physically demanding and volatile nature of the work, emergency service personnel are frequently injured in the line of duty.

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Injuries In Emergency Services By The Numbers:

SECOND

Firefighters have the second highest incidence rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) out of all occupations

$50,000

Average cost of an injury to emergency services personnel

57%

Percent of injuries resulting from strains and sprains for firefighters and police

THE PROBLEM:

OVEREXERTION INJURIES

Most would assume that uncontrollable external factors, such as burns, smoke inhalation, or physical confrontation are the primary cause of injury for emergency service personnel.

While other causes of injuries are prevalent, overexertion is the leading cause of injuries, the resulting days away from work, and the costs to the individuals and entities involved.

Injured firefighters, paramedics, and police officers are not only a danger to themselves, but injuries in the line of duty can compromise the safety of their co-workers and the people they serve. It is therefore critical to enhance worker durability and optimize job performance. The solution for preventing injuries must be reflexive and parallel the professional’s significant performance demands, as well as the focus on others’ safety often over their own.

Training emergency service personnel to be WORKLETE_PRODUCTIONS is the solution.

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  • The program is awesome! I have received comments from long term (20+ years) Fire Department employees who indicate that this was the best training they ever received.

    Karen F., Risk Manager
  • Many if not all the officers continue to speak highly of the applied value of the PSR tactical biomechanics training in Law Enforcement. Since the training we have had a drop in Work Comp indemnity and medical of 75% and 60% respectively.

    Curtis S. Risk Manager
  • It has been a year since you presented your training to the Police Department. In that year we have had no new back injuries reported.

    Sgt. Jon W., Training Manager
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    Howard, Risk Manager
  • I would like to express my deep appreciation for the valuable training you have provided to our organization. Our department is over 400 members and we have received positive response from many of them, most notable was those from our veteran employees.

    Tyehimba P., Battalion Chief

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