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Understanding Cancer in the Fire Service Understanding Cancer in the Fire Service

Five hundred firefighters of various ranks and departments, industry representatives and researchers are gathered again in Phoenix for the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium. It’s the first of its kind meeting focused solely on this issue.

Everyone Goes Home® Advocate Update

In November 2016, the management team from the Everyone Goes Home® Advocate program hosted a strategic planning meeting with the Regional Advocates. The purpose of the meeting was to review the Advocate activities and develop a strategic plan specific for the Advocate program and it’s activities.

Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kim Fitzsimmons, our Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest winner! Kim’s photo received 162 Likes by 11:00 am Friday, September 16. She will receive a roundtrip coach class air transportation for one to attend the 2016 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar held November 4 – 5, 2016 in Stony Brook, New York…. Read more »

Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC

Over the past few months, there have been an alarming number of firefighter fatalities. In light of that, we do want to remind every operational firefighter, company officer, crew boss, superintendent, and command officer about the importance of situational awareness, evaluation of risk, value of risk as compared to the likelihood of success and the all-important desire of your family, loved one’s and friends that they want every firefighter to go home at the end of their tour of duty.

Dr. Sara A. Jahnke Receives the 2016 Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

Dr. Jahnke presented the keynote address, “Health, Wellness, and Readiness in the Fire Service,” as part of the Research Symposium sponsored by Fire Protection Publications immediately prior to the IFSTA Validation Conference. The Granito Award is presented annually to an individual who has significantly advanced the fire leadership and management literature through their research efforts.