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2020 Fire Service Health & Safety Report

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), once again, collaborated with Firehouse® and published the 2020 Fire Service Health & Safety Report.

The 32 page report, which appears in September’s issue of Firehouse®, includes 13 articles written by respected leaders, authors and experts, covering a diversity of topics, including women in the fire service, the power of podcasts in promoting safety and health and changing the very culture of safety among the nation’s fire departments.

Specifically, one of the articles in this year’s report takes a look at addressing and preventing cardiovascular incidents that lead to firefighter line of duty deaths, through regular medical screenings and cardiovascular disease screening for firefighters over the age of 40. A timely article examines the drive for safety in wildland firefighting, using the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (FLSI) developed by the NFFF tailored for the mission.

Funding for the 2020 Fire Service Health & Safety Report was provided through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grants.

Get your copy of the 2020 Fire Service Health & Safety Report today. Printed copies of the report are available for your department, free of charge, by contacting the NFFF at [email protected]. Please be sure to include your mailing address.