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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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 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.
On Sunday, December 13, 1964, two fires started in a short succession just three blocks from one another near the North Side of Chicago.
This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface.
Eleven crew members who were working to build a trail in the San Diego River Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest during the Inaja Fire died in a flashover on November 25, 1956.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announces the release of Boyd Street, created in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Full Vision Productions.