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


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Partners with IAFC, IAFF for 2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Everyone Goes Home® Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program is pleased to once again participate as a partner in the IAFC/IAFF 2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week, scheduled for June 22-28, 2008.  READ


Mikulski, Cardin Announce $1 Million for Johns Hopkins Research to Prevent Firefighters Fatalities

– Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) in Baltimore has received a $1 million Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FPS) to support research to help reduce the number of firefighter fatalities due to heart attacks. Heart attacks remain the leading cause of death for firefighters today. READ


Mississippi Names State Advocate for Everyone Goes Home® Program

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Life Safety Initiatives Program, is pleased to announce that Lisa Valadie has been selected as the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program State Advocate for Mississippi. READ


New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Honored for Commitment to Firefighter Life Safety

– The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) was awarded the Seal of Excellence Award during the Code Fearless Concert held May 22, 2008. Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National... READ