Initiative 2: Accountability
When the Rhode Island legislators passed a bill exempting emergency vehicle drivers from wearing seatbelts, the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association (RIFCA) stood up for safety.
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.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a safety alert on Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) facepiece lenses.
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.