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There have been many news articles and conversations throughout the fire industry about smoke alarm technology and the differences between photoelectric and ionization alarms.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Everyone Goes Home® Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program is pleased to once again participate as a partner in the IAFC/IAFF 2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, scheduled for June 22-28, 2008.
Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) in Baltimore has received a $1 million Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FPS) to support research to help reduce the number of firefighter fatalities due to heart attacks. Heart attacks remain the leading cause of death for firefighters today.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Life Safety Initiatives Program, is pleased to announce that Lisa Valadie has been selected as the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program State Advocate for Mississippi.
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) was awarded the Seal of Excellence Award during the Code Fearless Concert held May 22, 2008. Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, presented the Seal of Excellence Award to Chief Salvatore J. Cassano in recognition of the department-wide dedication to firefighter life… Read more »
Senator John Kerry announced today that he and Sen. Sherrod Brown are introducing legislation to promote adoption of the highest safety standards for all of the nation’s fire departments, including hundreds of departments right here in Massachusetts.
According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, more than 100 fire fighters die in the line of duty each year, while tens of thousands of additional fire fighters sustain work-related injuries.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has completed a study of emerging occupational health and safety issues in the volunteer fire and emergency services.
Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, is the number one cause of death in America. In fact, heart disease causes about 29% of all U.S. deaths.
All four firefighters inside the engine, however, escaped safety because every one of them was wearing a seat belt. The fatality was that of a civilian involved in the pileup.