Who responds to a firefighter’s worst day?
Sometimes what we witness during a call hits too close to home or the pressures of life outside the firehouse seem insurmountable. Before we know it, the walls we’ve established to protect ourselves emotionally begin to crack. We’re often the last to notice. But if they aren’t shored up, those walls might come crashing down.
Three National Organizations Join Together To Commend Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and Common Voices always stand in support of state efforts that take action to include fire sprinklers in the construction of new homes.
Initiative 6: Saving Our Own
During the winter months, our members gather once a month on a Sunday, to have an extra one hour’s worth of training for the week and share a meal together at the kitchen table at the firehouse. I share this today with you as one of these trainings paid off educationally and became enlightening to all and empowered our Fire Chief to do something that will no doubt enhance the lives of all of our members.
Florida State University Partners with NFFF Conduct National Survey on the Firefighter Behavioral Health
Current or retired firefighter? Help researchers learn more about suicide and mental health among firefighters by completing a brief online survey as a part of a research study funded by NFFF. Participants will be compensated for their time.
NFFF “New Goals” Campaign: Taking Steps to Survivability
Often, the path to sustained change is through incremental improvements. Of course, some issues are so important they must be dealt with immediately. By prioritizing what needs to be accomplished and taking small, manageable steps we see progress occur that is both sustainable and important.
Could a Tablet Be The Next Step to Keeping Firefighters Safe?
Everything we want and need to manage our daily lives – from appointments and contacts to games and movies – is on our phones or tablets.
Are Those Bugles or Plungers? A Message About Firefighter Cancer
Bryan Frieders has an important question for you. He wants to know if those are bugles or plungers on your collar?
Resolve to reduce line of duty deaths for the New Year
The most important element in firefighter safety is you, the firefighter. Join the NFFF in reducing firefighter injuries and lowering the number of LODDs each year to below 50.
Suicides are preventable: Reaching out to those most vulnerable
Did you know a fire department is three times more likely in any given year to experience a suicide among its membership than a line-of-duty death?
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Issues Suicide Prevention Statement
Sometimes being a hero means doing something extraordinary for yourself or a buddy.