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ONLINE TRAINING: Ethics 101 for ESD Commissioners. This one-hour course prepared in cooperation with Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government helps commissioners make ethical decisions.

Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues. Included in the course are myths of ethics, steps for ethical decision making and ethical mistakes to avoid.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the option to download or print a certificate, and the V.G. Young Institute of County Government will report the course completion to SAFE-D. Click here to go to the V.G. Young website course offering.

HOW TO MAKE EMTs SAFER: Researchers on the Stress and Violence to Fire-based EMS Responders (SAVER) study found many improvements organizations can make to mitigate the risk and impact of assaults on their responders. High-reliability organizations — those that have fewer than normal accidents, such as the airline and healthcare industries — have mitigated risks through the adoption of systems-level, organizational checklists.

SAVER study researchers wanted to develop a systems-level checklist for violence against fire-based EMS responders using findings from a comprehensive literature review. They also gathered input from subject matter experts at a national stakeholder meeting. Click here to for the full report.

Chapter 775, Health and Safety Code

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This will be a place to find resource information for Texas ESDs. More information will be available in the SAFE-D Member Center.