Defining Moments

– In 2004, the first National Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held in Tampa, Florida. What resulted from that summit were the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and the Everyone Goes Home® program. When many of us first became aware of the Everyone Goes Home® Program we thought to ourselves, “Bonus!” A lot of us already had a passion concerning firefighter safety and wellbeing.  READ

2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week – June 14 – 20, 2009

– The IAFC and the IAFF are asking you to Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility. We're calling on all fire/EMS departments and all IAFF affiliates to participate in... READ

Walking the Talk: Training is an Essential Part of Survival

– The community of Lidgerwood has a 26 member, all volunteer fire department. The success of this incident and lessons learned and reinforced are a direct result of this fire department's commitment to the 16 Life Safety Initiatives and the Everyone Go Home® program. READ

Courage, Motivation, Inspiration

– Everyone's motivation is different, which is what makes this program great. Spreading your personal motivation really touches the audience. Knowing the message, knowing the mission, and partnering them up with motivation and inspiration, gives you the recipe for courage. READ

What a Difference a Day Makes…

– As a career captain and volunteer fire chief, I believe that the Everyone Goes Home® and Courage to Be Safe® programs have changed me personally by bringing the 16 Life Safety Initiatives to the forefront of my thoughts when showing up to work, teaching a probationary firefighter, or encouraging a veteran to think about their actions. READ

2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week to be Held June 14-20, 2009

– The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Fighters are pleased to announce the 2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week (also known as Safety Week) to be held the week of June 14-20, 2009.  READ

Howell Area Fire Department Implements the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

– Submitted by Mike Petrosky, Howell Area Fire Department (MI) READ

February is American Heart Month

– It is American Heart Month, and the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program has all of the resources, tools, and information you need to keep your heart strong. READ

Personal Protective Equipment Is Our Life Line

– The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been analyzing firefighter deaths and injuries on an annual basis for many years. READ

NIOSH Supports Seat Belt Use by Firefighters

– U.S. Fire Administration News Release Emmitsburg, MD - The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is pleased to announce that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has added... READ