Assessing Risk Never Stops
The concept of risk permeates the fire service. We talk about risk/benefit analysis. Our “golden rule”—risk a lot to save a lot, risk little to save little, risk nothing to save nothing—is ingrained into us in the academy.
Ohio Fire Academy and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Continue Partnership to Educate Firefighters
Through the agreement, NFFF will help the Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) deliver several classes including Courage to Be Safe®, Leadership, Accountability, Culture, Knowledge (LACK) and Leadership So Everyone Goes Home.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council
The NFFF works to honor and support the families of fallen firefighters, and to reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities. Fire sprinkler advocacy is among the NFFF’s Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.
NFFF New Goals Campaign: Thermal Assault
It’s about making sensible decisions for the best possible outcomes, all the while being cognizant of the beating that every fire has on our bodies and the long-term effects this has on our survivability.
Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week
Keywords: EMS, Emergency Medical Services, Emegency Medical Response, EMS Week
Sunday, May 17, 2015 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States.
NFFF New Goals Campaign: Company Officer as Quarterback: Leading the Team to Success
Regardless of what team you root for or whether you even like football, I think we can find parallels between the roles of the players on the field and the roles of the firefighters on an incident. In particular, I see a distinct analogy between the company officer and the quarterback.
One Step at a Time
Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus. This episode shares the ritual of Greg Collaco, a San Francisco fireman who uses stair climbing to fight PTSI.
FDIC 2015 Workshops Up Close: Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel Train the Trainer
Presenting for the first time at FDIC, Leto said, “I strongly believe that it is our responsibility as firefighters to do everything we can to help each other, and this program opens people’s eyes to understand that sometimes it’s the simple things that really make a difference to people.”
Advancing Occupational Health in the American Fire Service
The goal of the event was to advance understanding of how occupational medicine is delivered to firefighters across the country.
Company Officer Development: Are We Doing All We Can for Our Up and Coming Leaders?
The lack of training opportunities for officer development is not the fault of the firefighters moving up. We shouldn’t forget that every department – even stations within large departments – operates differently. A structured chain of command, training requirements and officer development are not universal.