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

Responding Wisconsin Tanker Rollover – Seatbelts Used

– People in nearby Mill Pond Park heard and saw the crash, called 911 and helped the two injured firefighters, who had been wearing seatbelts.  READ

Beatrice, Nebraska Fire Department Takes Seat Belt Pledge

– Beatrice, Nebraska Fire Department members have taken the pledge to always were seat belts when riding in emergency vehicles. READ

Dearborn Fire Department Pledges to Follow Seat Belt Safety Rules

– The Dearborn Fire Department was recently honored for 100 percent of its membership committing to follow the rules regarding proper use of seat belts while driving or riding in fire vehicles.  READ

Waynesboro Fire Department Implements the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

– Submitted by Kevin McWhorter, City of Waynesboro Fire Department (VA) READ

Kerry, Brown Introduce Legistlation to Help Keep Firefighters Safe

– Senator John Kerry announced today that he and Sen. Sherrod Brown are introducing legislation to promote adoption of the highest safety standards for all of the nation's fire departments, including hundreds of departments right here in Massachusetts. READ

Legislation Introduced to Promote Firefighter Safety Standards

– According to the International Association of Fire Fighters, more than 100 fire fighters die in the line of duty each year, while tens of thousands of additional fire fighters sustain work-related injuries.  READ