Self Defense System for Firefighters, EMTs, & Paramedics
Street Smart EMS is a self defense system for firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics that was developed by a full time firefighter/paramedic to address the ever increasing dangers of workplace violence against the first responders.
The program began development in 1989 when a brother firefighter was stabbed in Peoria, Arizona. This was the catalyst sending Firefighter Howard Munding on his quest for knowledge and skills to prevent future injuries to first responders.
In 2006, the program began to take life following a research project for the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program. For a copy of the research report complete the form below and type in the comments "research report".
The skills and topics presented in the program were selected based upon real world incidents and consultations with City Attorneys, Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, EMT's, and doctors to provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to prevent or reduce the workplace violence hazards faced on the job.
Street Smart EMS has since been presented throughout Arizona to include: Arizona State Fire School, Arizona Fire Chief's Association Conference, Glendale Community College, local fire academies, fire departments, the Arizona Building Officials Conference, and paramedic continuing education programs.
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