NVFC and USFA Release Report on Emerging Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

– The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has completed a study of emerging occupational health and safety issues in the volunteer fire and emergency services.  READ

February is American Heart Month

– Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, is the number one cause of death in America. In fact, heart disease causes about 29% of all U.S. deaths. READ

Seatbelts Save Texas Firefighters in Rollover…

– All four firefighters inside the engine, however, escaped safety because every one of them was wearing a seat belt. The fatality was that of a civilian involved in the pileup. READ

North Dakota Fire Service Receives $79,000 for the Courage to Be Safe® Program

– The North Dakota Firefighters Association (NDFA) recently received a grant from North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (NDWSI). NDWSI awarded NDFA a grant for $79,000. READ

U.S. Fire Administration Kicks Off Public Safety Campaign to End #1 Cause of Preventable Home Fire Deaths – Fires Caused By Smoking Materials

– The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced today a Smoking & Home Fires Campaign to put an end to the number one cause of preventable home fire deaths - fires started by smoking materials.  READ

Phase II of Line of Duty Death and Injury Reduction Study Completed

– Phases I and II of this study, done through Oklahoma State University, International Fire Service Training Association and Fire Protection Publications and funded by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Public Entity Risk Institute, looks to establish "best practices" and an Organizational Safety Culture (OSC) for the American Fire Service in order to reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. READ

Take a Fire Safety Education Survey for a Chance to Receive Smoke & CO Alarms for Your Department

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is posting this announcement on the behalf of Kidde to help improve the fire safety education resources available to departments like yours. READ

Research Looks Into Traumatic Stress in Firefighting, Benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– Bill Heusler, a clinical psychology graduate student, is conducting his doctoral research on psychological traumatic stress in firefighters and firefighter/paramedics. READ

The Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program Presents the Facilitation Skills Workshop & the Initiatives Implementation Workshop

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program is pleased to announce two new programs; the "Facilitation Skills Workshop" and the "Initiatives Implementation Workshop". READ

A Resolution by the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association

– Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association resolves to support the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Everyone Goes Home® campaign. READ