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


UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Unveils New Report Investigating Near-Miss Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released a report detailing a deflagration incident at a 2.16 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) facility in Surprise, Arizona. The report provides a detailed technical account of the explosion and fire service response, along with recommendations on how to improve codes, standards, and emergency response training to better protect first responders, maintenance personnel and nearby communities.
New Incident Commander Course Addresses the Impact of a Line-of-Duty Death and Prepares Officers The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in cooperation with Stonehouse Media, is pleased to present When an LODD Occurs: Incident Commanders Speak, our latest resource for preparing incident commanders (IC) to cope with a firefighter line-of-duty (LODD).
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Stories Wanted: Safety INsight Series To Explore Impact, History Of Fire Codes The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in partnership with First Arriving, is looking for stories on how fire and life safety codes have impacted your community, department and personnel. This could be lives saved because a new code went into effect, new code efforts (successful, in progress or failed) that are being driven by the result of a tragedy or close calls, personal stories and more. These stories may be included as part of an exciting new series which will inform the public in a creative and engaging way about the critical role fire and life safety codes play in everyday life — at home, at work, at play, in transit, at school and beyond.
Are You an Instructor or Administrator in a Fire or EMS Cadet Program? The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking at how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted Fall 2020 plans for high school fire and EMS cadet programs.
UL FSRI Releases Research Report on Coordinated Fire Attack in Multi-Family Structures The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has released a new research report, “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings” based on a series of experiments conducted as part of the “Study of Coordinated Fire Attack Utilizing Acquired Structures.”

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NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion: Philadelphia Fire

September 24, 2020
Webinar – 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will feature Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander of a wind-driven house fire that killed a firefighter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 9, 2014. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.

» Watch on September 24th

America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

October 4, 2020
Online – 10:00 am EDT

Even though we cannot be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, it is more important than ever to show our Fire Hero Families and firefighters that we will always honor and remember our nation’s heroes. Please join us in honoring our nation’s fallen firefighters and their families by participating in America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. There are many ways you can show your support leading up to the tribute. Learn more by visiting weekend.firehero.org.

» Watch on October 4th

2021 National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium

May 25-26, 2021
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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