On Saturday, January 15, 1972, two Little Rock firefighters died in a wall collapse during the warehouse blaze at 3rd and Main Streets.
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Mr. Anthony Imperato, CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, visited the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation today to make a $25,000 donation to the NFFF.
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 (FDSOA) presented Chief Ron Siarnicki with the Chairman’s Award at their 2023 Annual Health and Safety Conference today in St. Pete Beach, FL.
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 CEO to take command of the NFFF and its affiliate, the First Responders Center for Excellence.
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.
» Truman Report Resources
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Fire Hero Learning Network, the virtual learning platform of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Since January 2013, 150,000 registered users have completed more than 210,000 training modules related to firefighter health, safety, and leadership.
The U.S Fire Administrator and principal leaders from the American fire service, in partnership with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Philadelphia Fire Department, and the Washington, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, will stand together on January 10‑12 to speak with one voice to address the fire problem facing our nation.
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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. His death was mourned, and then it passed into history for nearly everyone—except the family he left behind and some of his closest co-workers.
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.