Assessing Risk Never Stops

– The concept of risk permeates the fire service. We talk about risk/benefit analysis. Our “golden rule”—risk a lot to save a lot, risk little to save little, risk nothing to save nothing—is ingrained into us in the academy. READ

Over 25,000 Users on the Firehero Learning Network

– In support of the program the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) developed the Firehero Learning Network, the official online training program that allows the fire service to receive free online training.  READ

FDNY, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honor Nation’s Bravest

– The National Stair Climb, scheduled for October 10 at Citi Field, will expand the scope of this tradition to remember all of America’s fallen firefighters, and is the first event of its kind to take place in New York City with the support of the FDNY. READ

Ohio Fire Academy and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Continue Partnership to Educate Firefighters

– Through the agreement, NFFF will help the Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) deliver several classes including Courage to Be Safe®, Leadership, Accountability, Culture, Knowledge (LACK) and Leadership So Everyone Goes Home. READ

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

– The NFFF works to honor and support the families of fallen firefighters, and to reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities. Fire sprinkler advocacy is among the NFFF’s Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. READ

NFFF New Goals Campaign: Thermal Assault

– It’s about making sensible decisions for the best possible outcomes, all the while being cognizant of the beating that every fire has on our bodies and the long-term effects this has on our survivability. READ

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

– Sunday, May 17, 2015 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


NFFF New Goals Campaign: Company Officer as Quarterback: Leading the Team to Success

– Regardless of what team you root for or whether you even like football, I think we can find parallels between the roles of the players on the field and the roles of the firefighters on an incident. In particular, I see a distinct analogy between the company officer and the quarterback. READ

One Step at a Time

– Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. This episode shares the ritual of Greg Collaco, a San Francisco fireman who uses stair climbing to fight PTSI. READ

FDIC 2015 Workshops Up Close: Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel Train the Trainer

– Presenting for the first time at FDIC, Leto said, "I strongly believe that it is our responsibility as firefighters to do everything we can to help each other, and this program opens people's eyes to understand that sometimes it's the simple things that really make a difference to people." READ