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

NFFF hosts summit to examine relationship between technology and firefighter health and safety

– During breakout sessions, the participants will develop recommendations for improving current technological advancements, informing, educating and training firefighters in existing technologies, and identifying opportunities for collaboration with the technology industry among other goals.  READ


NFFF, Kidde and BGE help Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County Fire Departments with new 10-year smoke alarms for free distribution programs

– Not only do smoke alarms provide an early warning to residents of a fire in their home, they also allow for a faster notification to the fire department.  READ


New Report Calls for More Unified Approach to Reducing Wildland Firefighter LODDs

– Each year, approximately 19 wildland firefighters die in the line of duty, representing almost 20 percent of all firefighter line-of-duty deaths occurring in the U.S. annually.  READ


Call for Collaboration to Reduce Firefighter Cancer: NFFF Releases Report from Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance

– With the number of firefighters affected by occupational cancer steadily increasing, improving education, outreach and prevention measures are imperative.  READ


A new checklist to help firefighters prevent cardiac disease

– The report lists 10 things firefighters can do to reduce cardiovascular disease. While much of it is common sense, the hope is the work being done by this group will put a new focus on keeping firefighters healthy so they can fight fires and save lives.  READ

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

– Sunday May 15, 2016 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. READ

Balance Firefighting and Family

– A 24-7 COMMITMENT lifestyle means that you can balance a dream career like firefighting without sacrificing family. And so can your spouse. We’re going to help you determine what actions... READ

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award To Be Presented To The Fire Department Safety Officers Association

– The award will be presented at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC.  READ


Personal safety is just a click away

– To help encourage more individuals and departments to use their seatbelts at all times, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has revamped the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge website, making it easier than ever to use.  READ