After the Fire Podcast – Episode 6

– In this episode, we continue to discuss the 2019 McMicken Explosion and near-miss incident of Surprise, Arizona where multiple first responders were blasted over 75 feet as a result of an explosion of a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. READ


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 5

– In this episode, we discuss the 2019 McMicken Explosion and near-miss incident of Surprise, Arizona where multiple first responders were blasted over 75 feet as a result of an explosion of a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. READ


“The Buck Stops Here” – Improving Firefighter and Community Safety

– More than 70 years later, Truman’s legacy lives on in the form of the Truman Fire Service Working Group. The group’s members are dedicated to preventing fires, advocating for safe communities, and preventing firefighter line-of-duty (LODD) deaths. The report from the Truman Working Group and its partner the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation focuses on promoting firefighter and community safety.  READ


Help Shape the Future of the Fire Service

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will host the National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium virtually in February and March to prioritize research that promotes firefighter safety, wellness, and efficiency. READ


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 4

– In this episode, we'll continue to 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


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 3

– 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


National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program

– 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

– 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


Responding to Mass Violence Incidents: A Conversation with Those Who Have Been There

– 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.
» Watch the Webinar & Download the Sample SOG READ


Make Your #GivingTuesday a #FireHeroTuesday

Make the Greatest Impact this #FireHeroTuesday

– 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