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Assistant Chief John Gallo 
Safety Chief

240-777-2219 Office 
301-840-6150 Fax

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The MCFRS Health & Safety Chief is Assistant Chief John Gallo. This is a senior lead supervisory position that reports directly to the Division Chief and the Fire Chief on matters that involve the safety, health and welfare of all MCFRS personnel. The MCFRS Health & Safety Chief is responsible for:

  • Coordination and maintenance of the Division's personnel injury data base
  • Development of Safety Bulletins on a variety of timely issues
  • Preparation of reports on personnel injuries incurred in the line of duty
  • Preparation of "lessons learned" materials for review by all personnel concerning injuries, "near misses" and apparatus collisions
  • Preparation of recommendations for corrective actions based on the review of MCFRS collisions and trend analysis of driver behaviors
  • MOSH Compliance Officer
  • Management of the MCFRS Safe Driver Incentive Program
  • Supervision of the MCFRS Collision Incident Review Committee (CIRC)
  • Management and oversight of the Respiratory Protection Program (SCBA)
  • Management of the Respiratory Protection annual Re-certification Program
  • Oversight of Safety Focus Groups
  • Manager of Loss Control Programs
  • MCFRS Vehicle Insurance Liaison

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