Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: Learn How You Can Prevent Firefighter Cancer

– The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance is hosting the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium in Phoenix, AZ September 7-8, 2017. READ

Lessons Learned from Virginia Near Miss

Lessons Learned from Virginia Near Miss

– On May 25, 2008, seven Loudon County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department personnel were injured - four firefighters nearly died in the line-of-duty and three others suffered injuries while battling a 2-alarm house fire on Meadowood Court in Leesburg. Following the fire, two extensive examinations of fire operations in Loudon County occurred, to include a DOLI review and citation.  READ

America’s Best Firehouse Chili

The Makers of Hormel® Chili Set Out to Crown America’s Best Firehouse Chili

– The contest will take place over three months, where firefighters will be encouraged to submit their best chili recipe to HORMEL® Chili for judging. READ

Help Us Beat Firefighter Cancer!

– Help us beat firefighter cancer by registering for the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium on September 7-8, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. READ

Giving Courage – Chief Michael Smith

Giving Courage – A Conversation with Chief Michael Smith

– Earlier in 2016, twelve chiefs representing every type of department shared the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death in the documentary Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak. In 2017, the Foundation will feature additional footage to help other fire chiefs and leaders to prevent future tragedies. READ

FDSOA and Firehouse to Partner on Series of ISO Academies

– Improving firefighter safety was the driving force that brought the FDSOA and Firehouse together to work to increase the number of trained, certified fire department incident safety officers. READ

Fire Dynamics Boot Camp

– The course is designed to empower and prepare fire service leaders and instructors to incorporate the most current research findings about fire behavior and firefighting tactics into their training programs. READ

Nominations Open for 2017 Safety, Health, & Survival Section Awards

– Do you know a fire chief or safety officer that sets the example? A person or an entire organization that is focused on personal safety and improving the overall health of our profession? Then now’s your chance to promote their efforts. READ

Newport News Safety Officer Promotes Mental Health Awareness, Awarded Virginia Firefighter of the Year

– Newport News Fire Department Safety Officer Lt. Sidney Lucus was named Virginia's Firefighter of the Year for a new mental health peer support program he organized and help launch for the city inside station #1 downtown. READ

Everyone Goes Home® Advocate Update

– In November 2016, the management team from the Everyone Goes Home® Advocate program hosted a strategic planning meeting with the Regional Advocates. The purpose of the meeting was to review the Advocate activities and develop a strategic plan specific for the Advocate program and it’s activities.  READ