‘Safety equipment is critical to maintaining safe operations’: Industry group says
A group of safety equipment makers has issued a statement saying the federal government needs to make sure safety equipment is available to all members of the public.
Safety equipment, which includes fire and rescue equipment, is critical for maintaining safe operation, said the Safety Equipment Manufacturers Association.
If Congress fails to act on this, we expect more incidents like the one in Oregon, the statement said.
“This has become a public health crisis,” said the association’s CEO, Michael Stutzman.
Stutzman and the association represent companies like American Red Cross and American Red Crescent.
Last year, the National Association of Home Inspectors issued a report saying that a third of all U.S. homes with a fire-safety system, including sprinklers, had no fire safety equipment.
Fire safety is a key priority for the Association, which represents manufacturers of fire sprinklers and firefighting equipment.
In a statement released Monday, the association said it is “deeply concerned” about the Oregon case.
The association said in a statement that it supports “the safety equipment of all citizens, including the safety equipment manufacturers.”
Stutzmans statement said the fire department and fire department personnel should be able to use “all fire safety products that are readily available to them, including fire suppression systems, and other equipment.”
The National Association for Fire Prevention and Control has urged the federal Government to provide “adequate” funding for the Federal Fire Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U..
S Department of Agriculture.
Federal law requires that federal agencies must ensure that the “safety equipment of the Federal Government is readily available and accessible to all employees.”
The association also said the Federal Railroad Administration should be required to provide emergency transportation to fire crews and that the Federal Trade Commission should be responsible for providing oversight and monitoring.
The association’s statement came a day after Gov.
Kate Brown released a statement praising the response of the Oregon State Police.
Brown said the state was on track to meet the standards set by the federal National Fire Protection Association.