National Emergency- Covid-19 Pandemic Update
As the United States works to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its affiliate, First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), are taking steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, fire hero families, public safety partners, contractors and volunteers. The NFFF and FRCE have suspended all work-related travel until June 1, 2020. All conferences, training events, summits and seminars have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The NFFF and FRCE offices, both in Emmitsburg and Crofton, have been closed and all of our staff are working from home.
Fire Hero Learning Network Registered Users Surpasses 100,000
Since Fire Hero Learning Network went live, registered users have earned over 130,000 online learning certificates of completion. The knowledge gained from the modules better positions firefighters and officers as leaders in health and safety training in their respective departments.
Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Lt. Dustin Dunn, Gallatin (TN) Fire Department
In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Lt. Dustin Dunn talks about the importance of attitude in everything firefighters do.
Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Chief Robert Fling (Ret.), Dix Hills (NY) Fire Department
In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Chief Robert Fling urges all fire departments and their firefighters to be much more cognizant of the modifiable risks associated with firefighting.
Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up – Deputy Fire Chief Steve Przibowski, Santa Clara County Fire Department
In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Przibowski, of the Santa Clara County Fire Department, discusses the importance of empowering all firefighters to speak up to stop unsafe operations.
Truman Fire Forum Report Released
The Truman Fire Forum Report reflects the work that was done from the 17th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium and Fire Forum held in Key West, Florida, in May 2019.
National Firefighter Registry Created by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Firefighter Registry will be used to track and analyze cancer trends and risk factors among the U.S. fire service to help the public safety community, researchers, scientists and medical professionals find better ways to protect those who protect our communities and environment.
Improve the Decision-Making Skills and Safety of Your Firefighters
Earlier this fall, the September issue of Firehouse Magazine featured the 2019 Fire Service Health &and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement contains 15 articles by some the fire service’s most respected authors and some of its rising stars.
CFSI and NFFF Accepting Nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award
Co-sponsored by CFSI and the NFFF, the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award recognizes public safety organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of firefighter health and safety. The deadline for submissions is December 6, 2019.
Pledging to Buckle-Up is Just a Click Away
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has redesigned the International Seatbelt Pledge site to encourage more firefighters to buckle-up every time they get in department apparatus or their own vehicle. With a few quick “clicks” on your laptop or mobile device, it’s now easier than ever to take the pledge and make that live-saving “click” before wheels roll. For more information and to take the International Seatbelt Pledge, go to www.seatbeltpledge.com.