Everyone Goes Home – Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

Everyone Goes Home® strives to prevent firefighter line‑of‑duty deaths and injuries.

In March 2004, a Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held to address the need for change within the fire service. At this summit, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were created and a program was born to ensure that Everyone Goes Home.

Our goal is to help the U.S. Fire Administration achieve its objective of reducing the number of preventable firefighter fatalities.

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Legacies in Leadership


NFFF Announces 4th Firefighter Life Safety Summit This important gathering builds on the advances from previous Life Safety Summits in Tampa (FL) and Truman Fire Forums (2019 and 2022) to move firefighter health and safety strategies forward. A keynote speaker for the event is Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, whose in-depth work on command decision-making revolutionized the British Fire Service’s approach to incident command.
Erika James to Keynote the 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium We’re excited to share that Dean Erika James, of the Wharton School, will be giving the keynote address at the Innovation in Safety Symposium on June 29, 2022. The 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium will feature dynamic speakers like Dean James, panel discussions, TEDs-like presentations, short case studies, and workshops.
Active Shooter and Situational Awareness Training Offered in Memory of Firefighter Garrett W. Loomis After a two-year break because of COVID-19, organizers will be holding the 9th Annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Seminar on April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. This is being offered for firefighters and other emergency responders this spring in Northern New York at no cost to participants.
Safety INsight: Natchez Rhythm Club Fire The Natchez Rhythm Club fire was the second deadliest building fire in the U.S. when it took 209 lives in 1940. Of course it made headlines, but it faded quickly from the spotlight. It’s a major disaster most people have never heard about. The case has been made it has been overlooked because the fire occurred in a Black community in the deep South. Still, future fire protection engineers are now learning from this tragedy. This episode of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Safety INsight looks closely at important lessons still relevant 82 years later.

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IC-to-IC Discussion: Lexington Vehicle Accident (SC)

August 25, 2022 1:00 pm ET
This discussion features Fire Chief Mark Davis, of the Lexington County Fire Service (SC), who recalls a vehicle accident that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Paul Edwin Quattlebaum Jr. on October 4, 2019.

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National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022

September 19 – 21, 2022
Westin Riverwalk – San Antonio, TX
The goal of the National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 is to identify focus areas to reduce firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

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