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

Guilford County Emergency Services Implements the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

– Submitted by Chris Wells, Guilford County Emergency Services (NC) READ

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