NFFF New Goals Campaign: Wildland Firefighting

– From the October issue of Firehouse® Magazine By Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki Our hearts were heavy this past August when three wildland firefighters were killed battling the Twisp River Fire in... READ

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Is Filed in 114th Congress

– On September 22nd, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed S. 2068 and Rep. Tom Reed (R- New York) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced H.R. 3591, the companion house legislation to encourage building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades. READ

New study sheds light on questions about suicide in the fire service

– Every day the public relies on firefighters to respond without hesitation to manage and resolve multiple emergencies, often while putting themselves in high-risk situations. In the wake of multiple suicides within departments around the country, fire service leaders have asked if firefighters are more vulnerable to suicidal tendencies. READ

NFFF New Goals Campaign: Reducing Fire Occurrences

– The Fire Service must do a better job of educating the public of the risks they face as a result of fire. Equally important is educating firefighters about the critical importance of prevention through intervention. READ

Center for Public Safety Excellence and Rick Mason Receive Awards at FRI 2015

– The Seal of Excellence is awarded to an individual or group that demonstrates their commitment to the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.  READ

NFFF New Goals Campaign: Training

– Everyone must practice the skills until the muscle memory won’t let you get it wrong. By drilling regularly on a variety of scenarios, everyone on the crew will be confident in their abilities to successfully perform basic skills, such as forcible entry, air management and hoseline deployment.  READ


15,000 Youth Join Project Paradigm & Coalition Partners In Fight Against Home Fires

– “The number of youth who have stepped up to accept our Challenge to help save lives truly is inspiring,” said Jeff Richardson, Project Paradigm’s Founder and CEO. “Normally, youth contests attract around 1,000 participants or less. Thanks in large part to the support of our partners these youth are part of an exciting movement to make a difference.  READ

The Ongoing Impact of 9/11 and World Trade Center Illnesses

– Fourteen-years later, buildings have been rebuilt, memorials established and remembrances held. The fire service continues to honor the 343 in numerous ways, including the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs. We have upheld our promise to never forget. READ

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