“Fit to Fight” Video Promotes Firefighter Fitness

– The mission of the Indiana University Firefighter Health and Safety Research Program is to design and conduct research that leads to a better understanding of the physiological and psychological demands of firefighting and the development of evidenced based guidelines to improve firefighter health and safety. READ

Everyone Goes Home® Announces the “Save a Life, Tell the Story” Contest

– This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced in mid-December. Everyone Goes Home® announces the launch of its Save a Life, Tell the Story contest to promote best practices in fire... READ

NFPA Releases 2007 Firefighter Injury Report

– Each year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) studies firefighter deaths and injuries to provide national statistics on their frequency, extent, and characteristics. READ

Resolution: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Resolution (Initiative 15)

– A Resolution Supporting a Change to the International Residential Code to Require Fire Sprinklers in One - and Two-Family Dwellings and Townhouses READ

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives Grant for Firefighter Life Safety Program

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has received a $1 million Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FPS) to produce firefighter life safety training and materials as part of the Everyone Goes Home® Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program. READ

North Dakota Fire Service Endorses the Everyone Goes Home® Program

– The North Dakota fire serve has endorsed the Everyone Goes Home® program. READ

NVFC Heart-Healthy Fire Program

– The NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is launching a new initiative known as the Health and Fitness Advocate program. This program is designed to combat the leading cause of on-duty death--heart disease-- by creating health and fitness advocates within fire/EMS departments READ

Ionization and Photoelectric Smoke Alarms – What Both Contribute to Full Fire Protection

– There have been many news articles and conversations throughout the fire industry about smoke alarm technology and the differences between photoelectric and ionization alarms.  READ

He Thought He Was Healthy

– I read your letter in the newsletter and commend you for the 2x4 between the eyes approach to drawing attention to this issue. I suffered from a cardiac related incident this year that I am recovering from. In the long run I believe that the event was a blessing in disguise in that it moved me from the suppression side to the inspection/investigation side.  READ

Firefighter’s Weight Loss Fight – A Severe Approach

– What’s 40 years old, 350 lbs, 5 feet 9 inches tall and completes a Firefighter rookie / recruit challenge in less than 8 minutes? Well sorry, there’s no punch line, truth is it was me three years ago before I made some radical changes in my life. READ