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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After the Fire Podcast


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 3 In this episode, we discuss the 1984 toluene tank explosion that resulted in the LODD of Phoenix Fire Department Engineer-HazMat Technician Ricky Pearce. We honor his contribution to industry-wide change, and we explore how Phoenix and firefighting as a whole evolved from this unfortunate event.
The First Responder Center of Excellence’s Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium Coming at a Crucial Time The 2020 Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will expand on several topics from 2019 while focusing on boundaries, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
After the Fire Podcast – Episode 2 After the Fire Podcast Episode 2 features Captain Lacouture’s 1977 near miss in a 2 1/2 story residential structure, lessons learned, and Chief Galligan’s class on 2 1/2 story wood frame construction.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Celebrates its 2019 Accomplishments and Looks Ahead to 2020 The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report commemorating our continuing mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. You can download a copy of this report on our website at: firehero.org/2019-annual-report.
National Emergency- Covid-19 Pandemic Update As the United States works to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its affiliate, First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), are taking steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, fire hero families, public safety partners, contractors and volunteers. The NFFF and FRCE have suspended all work-related travel until June 1, 2020. All conferences, training events, summits and seminars have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The NFFF and FRCE offices, both in Emmitsburg and Crofton, have been closed and all of our staff are working from home.

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NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion: Deutche Bank Fire with Chief Steve Raynis

May 28, 2020
Online Webinar – 1:00 pm EDT

Join Chief Raynis and NFFF National LAST Coordinator Ian Bennett as they discuss the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had on Chief Raynis and insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch.

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2020 National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium

October 13 – 14, 2020
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles – Chantilly, VA
The 2020 National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will allow researchers with an opportunity to deliver the latest information that science can tell us regarding behavioral health in the fire service as well as disseminate best practices that will enable fire service attendees to transition the known scientific evidence about behavioral health into actionable activity at the department level.

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