Initiative 3: Operational Risk Management and Preparedness

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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.

New Partnership Aims to Ensure Everyone Goes Home®

Firefighters across Iowa now have more access to Everyone Goes Home® programs and training thanks to a new partnership between the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau (FSTB).