On Saturday, January 15, 1972, two Little Rock firefighters died in a wall collapse during the warehouse blaze at 3rd and Main Streets.
The U.S. Fire Administration is kick-starting 2023 with a new season of the USFA Podcast. The first episode features U.S. Fire Administrator, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, as she looks back on 2022 and shares her insights on what the USFA has in store for 2023.
The Fire Department Safety Officers Association presented Chief Ron Siarnicki with the Chairman’s Award at their 2023 Annual Health and Safety Conference today in St. Pete Beach, FL.
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In December 2022, Executive Director Ron Siarnicki announced his plans to retire from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation after 21 years at the helm. Today, the NFFF Board of Directors has launched an executive search to identify a Chief Executive Officer to take command of the NFFF and its affiliate, the First Responder Center for Excellence—and carry NFFF’s mission forward while building upon this lasting legacy.
The U.S Fire Administrator and principal leaders from the American fire service, in partnership with the FDNY, Philadelphia Fire Department, and District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, stand together on January 10‑12 to speak with one voice to address the fire problem facing our nation.
The fourth and final Truman Fire Forum convened in August of 2022 to mark the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s National Conference on Fire Prevention. The various strategies implemented since 1947 have significantly reduced deaths in all occupancies, except residences. Outreach efforts to reduce civilian home fire deaths are making a difference but fall short of saving more lives. The 2022 attendees provided recommendations on the next steps at the federal, state, and local levels; they also offered recommendations on the role of private enterprises and non-governmental organizations in community risk reduction efforts. And, perhaps most important of all, the attendees challenged each of us to take individual actions to carry President Truman’s legacy forward for the next generation.
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Watch & Listen to This Two-Episode Tribute to Firefighter Carmelo “Carmine” Puccia:
FDNY Firefighter Carmelo “Carmine” Puccia was killed tragically on January 6, 1970, when he was struck by a subway train while investigating a trash fire on the tracks. The podcast is a two-part installment and tells Firefighter Puccia’s story through the recollections of the two groups most affected by his loss: his family and his department. Viewers and listeners will gain insight into Firefighter Puccia as a husband, father, and firefighter—and witness FDNY’s solid determination that we will never forget.