Helping Firefighters Help Each Other
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation now offers its successful Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel (SFA) class for free through it’s FireHero Learning Network.
Annapolis Residents Benefit from Emergency Responder Safety Grant
The Annapolis Fire Department will benefit from the $10,000 BGE grant submitted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). NFFF presented the alarms at today’s event, after purchasing them from the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, Kidde.
Helping Those Who May Feel Hopeless: Understanding Suicide in the Fire Service
It’s unknown how many firefighters die each year by suicide, but fire chiefs and fire service leaders from around the country agree it is a growing concern.
2013 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week
The 2013 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week (June 16-22) supports Life Safety Initiative #13: Firefighters and their families must have access to counseling and psychological support.
IAFC, NVFC Get Ready for Safety and Health Week
The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council announced today that behavioral health will be the focus of this year’s activities during the 2013 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, to be held June 16-22.
Helping Firefighters Deal with Psychological Stress from Job’s Routine and Extraordinary Events
Are mandatory debriefings following traumatic incidents always in everyone’s best interest? Research and lessons learned from September 11, Charleston, and other events show the answer is no. Immediately sending in counselors has become a standard procedure, but work sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) makes it clear it’s time to move forward from a “one size fits all” approach.
Showing the Fire Service That It’s More Than Just Seatbelts
While forming a committee to achieve a goal may not seem like an original idea, the Illinois Firefighter Life Safety Task Force is an exception. This unique group, representing all branches of the fire service, comes to the table with one common goal: to advocate for firefighter safety. The result is a successful approach to… Read more »
Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF and NVFC on Suicide in the Fire Service
The news of the last few days has brought attention to a growing concern within the fire service and an important behavioral health topic that many of us have been working on for more than a year.
NFFF Announces National Roll Out of New Behavioral Health Initiative
Emmitsburg, MD – The way to help firefighters who have dealt with potentially traumatic events is changing. Much has been learned from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s work in New York after September 11th and following the loss of 9 firefighters at a furniture store fire in Charleston, South Carolina in 2007. A briefing on… Read more »
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Behavioral Health Initiatives
It is well recognized that firefighters and their families must have the resources to deal with the various complications that the occupation can bring to their lives. They must also have help available to deal with the problems in living that all of us sometimes face, regardless of the work we do. Health and safety… Read more »