– In this episode, we discuss the 1984 toluene tank explosion that resulted in the LODD of Phoenix Fire Department Engineer-HazMat Technician Ricky Pearce. We honor his contribution to industry-wide change, and we explore how Phoenix and firefighting as a whole evolved from this unfortunate event. READ
– The National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program has been established to provide financial support to first responders and their families in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This micro-grant application will be open until funding is no longer available. READ
– After the Fire Podcast Episode 2 features Captain Lacouture’s 1977 near miss in a 2 1/2 story residential structure, lessons learned, and Chief Galligan’s class on 2 1/2 story wood frame construction. READ
– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Medical University of South Carolina’s National Crime Victims Research Center have produced a webinar focusing on several events that occurred where small and medium sized fire departments found themselves in the middle of some of the nation’s most horrific human tragedies.
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– On December 1, 2020, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will again mark #GivingTuesday with #FireHeroTuesday, kicking off our holiday season of giving. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is excited to announce that The Presto Foundation will match your donation before or on #FireHeroTuesday. READ
– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is conducting a survey to gather data on responder fatalities, injuries, near misses, and struck-by incidents that have occurred during emergency response on our nation’s highways. The survey will be open until December 15, 2020.
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– Early in 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation became aware of a significant near miss event in Los Angeles, California. A rookie firefighter fell through the roof during operations at his first working fire. Within days, the Los Angeles fire chief took bold action to ensure the firefighter was cared for, activated a critical injury investigation, and develop a plan of action to prevent a future occurrence. READ
– Firehouse is conducting a survey on women firefighters' careers, experience and challenges. Please respond by October 30, 2020. READ
– In this episode, Chief John Tippett of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Author & Historian Nicole Casper, Retired Brockton Fire Department Captain Joseph Lacouture, and Retired Brockton Fire Department Fire Chief Kenneth Galligan discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, the 1941 Strand Theatre Fire 13 line of duty deaths, and lessons learned. READ
Promoting a Better Safety Climate for the Fire Service During Global Pandemic, Civil Unrest, and Wildland Fires
– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), once again, collaborated with Firehouse® and published the 2020 Fire Service Health & Safety Report. The 32 page report, which appears in September’s issue of Firehouse®, includes 13 articles written by respected leaders, authors and experts, covering a diversity of topics, including women in the fire service, the power of podcasts in promoting safety and health and changing the very culture of safety among the nation’s fire departments. READ