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FIRE Fellows Contribute to Curriculum for EMS Responders

2022 FIRE Fellows
Pictured left to right: Eboni Pelzer, MPH '22; Inaya Wahid, MPH(c); and Yazid Barhoush, MPH(c)

September 6, 2022

The Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) at the Dornsife School of Public Health recently showcased the work of the center’s Class of 2022.

At an annual reflection event to mark the program’s seventh year, the FIRE Fellows shared thoughts on the important work they completed over the summer, which involved developing a workplace violence prevention curriculum for fire-based emergency medical services (EMS) responders.

The 2022 FIRE Fellows who presented their research included Eboni Pelzer, MPH '22; Inaya Wahid, who will receive her MPH in 2023; and Yazid Barhoush, who will also receive his MPH in 2023.

The FIRE Fellowship is a paid, full time, 400-hour research and professional development experience in which students gain public health experience analyzing fire service data, engaging with stakeholders, and conducting research. MPH students often use the fellowship to fulfill their Applied Practical Experience (APE) requirement.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel (pictured below with the FIRE Fellows) tweeted, "Great afternoon with [the FIRE] Fellows briefing their research projects & career goals!"

Read more about the reflection event on the FIRST Center's website:

FIRST Hosts 7th Annual Summer FIRE Fellowship

2022 Fire Fellows reflect on their research