What is SPIFi ?
Overview of SPIFi Project Video
The Strategies to Prevent Injuries among Firefighters (SPIFi) project is a partnership among the University of Arizona (UofA), Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Tucson Fire Department (TFD), aiming to introduce a collaborative, bottom-up risk management process for worker health and safety. SPIFi is a 4-year project funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Firefighters and paramedics are at high risk of injury in part due to strenuous activities performed in dynamic environments. SPIFi aims to implement a risk management process that engages members of the workforce in the identification and reduction of hazards associated with specific tasks. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of injuries among fire service personnel of the TFD with hopes of providing other departments with a model to adopt and adapt.