Culture and values have a huge impact on how people decide and which actions they take. This applies to everyone, also the fire service. When comparing LODD’s and fireground injuries, the USA lead many countries in these numbers, Germany among them. Training standards and safety regulations are undoubtedly very important for fireground safety, but they won’t be effective if we don’t apply them. So, what hinders us? This workshop will investigate some cultural and psychological aspects of safety and risk-taking propensity in the fire service. We can learn by comparing our fire service cultures and we value risk-taking or risk aversion.
The participant will learn about: the cultural influence on safety
The participant will learn the impact of (social) values on risk-taking
The participant will learn the safety behavior education within the German fire service