Are you part of a High School Fire or EMS Cadet program?
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is planning the 2019 High School Fire and EMS Cadet Program Symposium and have developed a survey to identify specific areas of interest.
NFFF Asks Your Support to Improve Firefighter Cardiac Health
Dr. Denise Smith and her team are conducting a brief survey to better understand the incidence of various cardiovascular conditions in the fire service.
Stakeholders Meet in Crofton to Discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11
Attendees in Columbus encouraged the development of an NFPA standard that will organize and bring structure to response policies in fire departments across the nation, noting that one of the causal factors often cited in preventable line-of-duty deaths is the lack of a policy or procedure in place or the failure to follow an existing policy.
CFSI and NFFF Accepting Nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award
Co-sponsored by CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award was established in 2009 to recognize public safety organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of firefighter health and safety. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 6, 2018.
Responding to Violent Incidents Training Program Announced
Responding to Violent Incidents Training is one-hour, self-paced program provides participants with a basic knowledge of best practices gleaned from fire departments across the country and provides recommendations in-line with NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program.
Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®
Keywords: wildland firefighting, Wildland
Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the NFFF held across the country.
Make Health, Safety and Wellness Your Department’s Priority
Keywords: safety, wellness, Health, Firefighter Safety, Firefighter Health, Firefighter Wellness
» A Conversation with Vicki Minor & Ron Siarnicki
» 16 Initiatives for the Wildland Firefighter
» Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland
The September issue of Firehouse Magazine features the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement emphasizes the value of a progressive, safety-focused fire service culture, and provides information and resources to help firefighters implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.
Experts Agree National Standards for Fire Service Emergency Response Policies Will Improve Firefighters Safety
In May 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered 30 fire service subject matter experts to evaluate and discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11: National standards for emergency response policies should be developed and championed.
Carrying the Weight of PTSD to Raise Awareness and Support
Like many people in the fire service, the gravity of what Diana has seen and experienced lingered with her, leading to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2009, she began competing in off-road trail races and triathlons to deal with her PTSD symptoms and found great healing in the sport.
FDSOA’s New Aerial Maintenance Program
The Fire Department Safety Officer Association announced a new hands-on Aerial Maintenance program will be part of the 2019 Apparatus Maintenance & Specification Symposium. Aerial Maintenance: What you need to know program, with Instructor Mike Adams, Fleet Supervisor, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA), Colorado, on Wednesday, January 23rd in Orlando, Florida.