National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium 2021

February 15, 2021 – March 10, 2021, All Day

The National Fire Service Research Agenda is a continually evolving effort to identify areas in which research is needed to contribute to the mission of supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program.

From February 15 through March 10, 2021, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will partner with Underwriters Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) to convene the latest National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium. This online Symposium will seek input from researchers and practitioners on emerging threats to the fire service.

National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium Domains Include:

Hiring, Retention, and Advancement

How do we get people in, keep them,
and help them grow?
  • Recruitment (Career/Volunteer)
  • Advancement
  • Effective Leadership
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

Effective Operations

How do we do the job effectively?
  • Training
  • Tactics
  • Tools, Equipment, Apparatus
  • PPE

Health and Safety

How do we take care of people and encourage them to take care of themselves?
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Medical Issues
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Injury Prevention

The 2021 Research Agenda Symposium Work Groups are full. Interested participants are still welcome to register and will receive information on how to view the opening (February 15, 2021) and closing segments (March 8, 2021) of the program only.