Lt. Nathan Flynn & BC Josh Laird Combined Training Program
On Thursday, August 3, 2023, the Frederick County and Howard County Departments of Fire and Rescue hosted the first combined training program to bring the findings from the fire to the fire service’s attention.
New Virtual Reality Experience Tests Users’ Fire Safety Skills
In partnership with Meta, FEMA’s Ready Campaign, the Ad Council and the U.S. Fire Administration co-launched a new virtual reality experience promoting fire safety awareness.
Join the National Firefighter Registry
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is excited to share the National Firefighter Registry, the largest existing effort to understand and reduce cancer risk among firefighters.
Common Voices Releases Video on Anniversary of NYC’s Watts Street Fire
Common Voices, a fire safety advocacy coalition, released a video today featuring Vina Drennan sharing her thoughts on how she turned her personal tragedy into advocacy. Vina is the widow of Captain John Drennan, one of three firefighters who died in the line of duty as a result of the Watts Street Fire in New York City on March 28, 1994.
First Responder Wellness Week: 5 Days of Health and Wellness
During First Responder Wellness Week, each day will focus on a different topic, providing videos, webinars, articles, podcasts and more.
Read the Latest Truman Fire Forum Report
The fourth and final Truman Fire Forum convened in August of 2022 to mark the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s National Conference on Fire Prevention. The various strategies implemented since 1947 have significantly reduced deaths in all occupancies, except residences. Outreach efforts to reduce civilian home fire deaths are making a difference but fall short of saving more lives. The 2022 attendees provided recommendations on the next steps at the federal, state, and local levels; they also offered recommendations on the role of private enterprises and non-governmental organizations in community risk reduction efforts. And, perhaps most important of all, the attendees challenged each of us to take individual actions to carry President Truman’s legacy forward for the next generation.
Fire Stop Tour, January 10-12, 2023
» Truman Report Resources
The U.S Fire Administrator and principal leaders from the American fire service, in partnership with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Philadelphia Fire Department, and the Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, will stand together on Jan. 10‑12 to speak with one voice to address the fire problem facing our nation.
The Life and Death of FDNY Firefighter Carmelo Puccia: A New Podcast from NFFF
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FDNY Firefighter Carmelo “Carmine” Puccia was killed tragically on January 6, 1970, when he was struck by a subway train while investigating a trash fire on the tracks. The podcast is a two-part installment and tells Firefighter Puccia’s story through the recollections of the two groups most affected by his loss: his family and his department. Viewers and listeners will gain insight into Firefighter Puccia as a husband, father, and firefighter—and witness FDNY’s solid determination that we will never forget.
Boyd Street: NFFF’s Compelling New Documentary
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announces the release of Boyd Street, created in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Full Vision Productions.
New Health & Safety at Wildland Fires Course Now Available on Fire Hero Learning Network
This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface.