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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Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Mike Wieder, Executive Director, IFSTA In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Mike Weider speaks to a topic he has championed for his entire career — the absolute need for safe response policies.
Historic Event added to the Congressional Record The 17th Annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium and Fire Forum, which revisited Truman’s 1947 National Conference on Fire Prevention, was entered into the Congressional Record on May 23, 2019.
Share Your Fire Code Experiences for an Exciting, New Documentary The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking to tell the stories of how fire and life safety codes have impacted your community, department and personnel.
Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Deputy Chief Tim Cowan In this episode of Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Deputy Chief Tim Cowan stresses that a firefighter’s safety, health, and wellness depends on a commitment to training and education.
Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Captain Rich Goddard In this episode of Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Captain Rich Goddard shares how he has grown to value being “safe” over being “salty.”

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Fire Service Occupational Cancer Seminars

July – November 2019
Various Locations Across the U.S.
Regional Cancer Seminars will be offered by the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE) in partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). Based upon the 2017 FSOCA Cancer Symposium, these one-day events will provide stakeholders with an update on the current state of fire service occupational cancer and research, prevention trainings, best practices, information related to benefits and cancer presumptive legislation, and awareness of resources available to both departments and individual firefighters.

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Incident Safety Officer and Health & Safety Officer Training Courses

August 5-6, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA
The Fire Department Safety Officers’ Association (FDSOA), during Fire-Rescue International (FRI), will offer a two-day academy for those wishing to operate as Incident Safety Officers and Health & Safety Officers (HSO).

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National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium

September 5 – 6, 2019
Denver, CO
The Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will review the current state of research as it relates to behavioral health, and support knowledge transfer of best practices related to behavioral health programs in the fire service.

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Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium

September 24 – 26, 2019
Wyndham Phila. Historic District – Philadelphia, PA
This is an interactive opportunity for firefighters, researchers, and manufacturers to discuss the next generation of technological advances that will impact firefighters, fire departments, cities, and the greater environment.

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