IAFF Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Response Training

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Grant number: 3UH4ES009759-28S2

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The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) proposes to continue its worker health and safety training programto train workers, across multiple disciplines, within a 150-mile radius of DOE weapons complex facilities in order toprevent work-related harm and improve worker-related health and safety. In alignment with the National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences Worker Training Program's (WTP) strategic plan, the International Association of FireFighters (IAFF) seeks to conduct worker-based training to prevent and reduce exposure of emergency first responders andother workers who are at risk of exposure to Coronavirus through their work duties. This proposal includes a series ofinstructional train-the-trainer (TtT) modules to foster awareness of changes in the use of personal protective equipment forfire fighters, EMTs and paramedics, to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health of those front-lineproviders while serving the public. The modules will support the 32-hour course designed and integrated in onlinewebinars, virtual classrooms and formal classroom use and follow the standard process in collaboration with NIEHS.Through this continued cooperative agreement, the IAFF will: 1. Ensure our Nation's first responders and other workers who are at risk of exposure to Coronavirus through their work duties are protected and available to respond to emergencies. 2. Using an evidence-based Train-the-Trainer curriculum that addresses the science of Coronavirus (clinical symptoms, mode of transmission, persistence in the environment, and treatment); infection control and worker protection (isolation/quarantine and PPE); working in the contaminated environment (sampling and decontamination); and behavioral health resiliency, exposures to COVID-19 will be reduced, first responders and other at risk workers will be able to be better prepared.