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Fire Hero Learning Network Registered Users Surpasses 100,000 Fire Hero Learning Network

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.

Lessons Learned from Virginia Near Miss Lessons Learned from Virginia Near Miss

On May 25, 2008, seven Loudon County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department personnel were injured – four firefighters nearly died in the line-of-duty and three others suffered injuries while battling a 2-alarm house fire on Meadowood Court in Leesburg. Following the fire, two extensive examinations of fire operations in Loudon County occurred, to include a DOLI review and citation.

Giving Courage – A Conversation with Chief Michael Smith Giving Courage – Chief Michael Smith

Earlier in 2016, twelve chiefs representing every type of department shared the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death in the documentary Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak. In 2017, the Foundation will feature additional footage to help other fire chiefs and leaders to prevent future tragedies.