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Moving the fire service along the technology highway

– As the world becomes increasingly technologically savvy, can the fire service also put these tools to use to improve safety and health? In July, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) brought together 80 fire service officers, health and science researchers, and developers and manufacturers for the Fire Service Technology Summit to address this question.  READ


Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC

– Over the past few months, there have been an alarming number of firefighter fatalities. In light of that, we do want to remind every operational firefighter, company officer, crew boss, superintendent, and command officer about the importance of situational awareness, evaluation of risk, value of risk as compared to the likelihood of success and the all-important desire of your family, loved one’s and friends that they want every firefighter to go home at the end of their tour of duty. READ


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Honor your fellow firefighters who died in the line of duty

– Firefighters will climb the equivalent of 110 stories to symbolize the number of floors in the Twin Towers. 15 years after the September 11th attacks, we will honor the 343 firefighter from FDNY, the 37 Port Authority Police officers, and the 23 NYPD officers who died that day.  READ


Dr. Sara A. Jahnke Receives the 2016 Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

– Dr. Jahnke presented the keynote address, “Health, Wellness, and Readiness in the Fire Service,” as part of the Research Symposium sponsored by Fire Protection Publications immediately prior to the IFSTA Validation Conference. The Granito Award is presented annually to an individual who has significantly advanced the fire leadership and management literature through their research efforts. READ


Dr. David A. Greene Receives the IFSJLM Annual Research Symposium Oklahoma State University Student Presentation Prize

– Dr. Greene was recognized in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the annual IFSJLM Research Symposium. During the opening session, Dr. David A. Greene received the Prize and presented a paper on the findings of his recent dissertation research. READ


Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #13 Update

– This fall, the Behavioral Health team will be launching several new resources to provide the fire service and their families with access to counseling and psychological support. READ


Messaging for Cardiac Health in the Fire Service: September 26-28, 2016

– To help the fire service move to the next step, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is sponsoring a meeting in Baltimore on September 26-28, which will explore how to develop messages that will encourage people to change behaviors. We are inviting several of the researchers who informed Heart to Heart, representatives from fire departments who support cardiovascular disease research, and some from the fire service constituent organizations who have a galvanizing influence throughout our industry.  READ


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Promise, Pledge, Vow, Commit

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has rolled out a totally revamped website to support seatbelt usage among firefighters. “The look and feel of this new website, plus its increased... READ


Everyone Goes Home® Program Updates

– A faciliated discussion and planning session helped us gather important feedback and lay the groundwork for the coming year. Based on that discussion and other input we’ve recevied throughout the year, we are going to take a new approach and create a strategic plan for each region. We may be reaching out through a few surveys to collect some information from everyone. Your valuable insights will be needed to meet each defined goal. READ


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Powerful words about painful events

– Twelve chiefs representing every type of department –metropolitan and rural, career, volunteer and wildland – share the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death. READ