Initiative 2: Risk Awareness and Accountability

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Landmark High-Rise Fire Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Crew Sizes, Elevator Use

When responding to fires in high-rise buildings, firefighting crews of five or six members-instead of three or four-are significantly faster in putting out fires and completing search-and-rescue operations, concludes a major new study* carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with five other organizations.

NFFF and FDNY Partner on New Firefighter Video

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in partnership with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) today released a new video that emphasizes the importance of personal safety and accountability to help reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries.