he United States Fire Administration (USFA) is committed to using all means possible or reducing theincidence o injuries and deaths to reghters. One o these means is to partner with other people andorganizations who share this same admirable goal. One such organization is the International Associationo Fire Fighters (IAFF). As a labor union, the IAFF has been deeply committed to improving the saety o itsmembers and all reghters as a whole. This is why the USFA was pleased to work with the IAFF througha cooperative agreement to develop this revised edition o
Emergency Incident Rehabilitation.
The USFA grateullyacknowledges the ollowing leaders o the IAFF or their willingness to partner on this project:
Geera Presidet Geera Secretary-Treasrer
Harold A. Schaitberger Vincent J. Bollon
Assistat to the Geera PresidetOccpatioa Heath, Saety ad Medicie
Richard M. DuyInternational Association o Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, CLCDivision o Occupational Health, Saety and Medicine1750 New York Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20006(202) 737-8484(202) 737-8418 (Fax)
The IAFF also would like to thank Kevin Roche, Assistant Fire Marshal, Phoenix Fire Department, MikeWieder, Assistant Director, International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)/Fire Protection Publications,Oklahoma State University, and Je Stull, President, International Personnel Protection, Inc., or their eortsin developing this report.