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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New research links enlarged heart to sudden cardiac events among firefighters It’s widely acknowledged in the fire service that cardiac events account for roughly 45 percent of all firefighter line-of-duty deaths. Autopsy reports showed many of these incidents occurred in people who had underlying heart problems, and most of the research has focused on firefighters with existing coronary heart disease. But this doesn’t tell the bigger… Read more »
Checking In Episode 1 – Series Introduction This podcast provides an overview of behavioral health and is geared toward anyone looking to find out more about the issues surrounding stress injury and PTSD with our first responders.
Checking In Episode 2 – Leadership A panel of experts discusses the role of team leaders in fire departments in recognizing and dealing with stress injury or PTSD with their team members. This podcast challenges leaders to take a proactive role in providing behavioral health services in their department.