The Howard County Fire Department is dedicated to providing a safe environment for its personnel and the public. To ensure that all safety protocols are up-to-date, the department reviews its safety protocols on a regular basis. This review process includes assessing the effectiveness of existing safety measures, identifying any potential risks or areas for improvement, and implementing any necessary changes. The department is responsible for meeting all regulations and standards set by the Indiana State Fire Chief, who is appointed by the governor and serves as director of the Fire and Building Safety Division of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).
The sheriff is responsible for overseeing fire prevention and protection services, such as Indiana's 26% Public Fire Safety Academy, regulated device and code application inspections, emergency medical services, fire and hazardous materials investigations, and radiation training and support. Code officers work with local construction, fire and law enforcement departments to provide ongoing educational training, interpretation of building and fire codes, and on-site inspection assistance. The department's safety protocols cover a wide range of personal and fire safety issues, from fire protection systems and equipment to occupant safety in both new and existing buildings. IDHS and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) also collaborate to collect and dispose of perfluoroalkyl foam (PFAS) from Indiana fire agencies.
By regularly reviewing its safety protocols, the Howard County Fire Department is able to ensure that its personnel are safe and that all regulations and standards are met. This helps to protect both personnel and the public from potential risks or hazards. The department works with local authorities to ensure that all regulations and standards are met. The Howard County Fire Department's commitment to regularly reviewing its safety protocols is essential for providing a safe environment for its personnel and the public.
By assessing existing safety measures, identifying potential risks or areas for improvement, and implementing necessary changes, the department is able to ensure that all regulations and standards are met.