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Peer Support Programs for the Fire Service

Training Brings Awareness of the Benefits of Peer Support Programs

– Our latest online training course, Peer Support Programs for the Fire Service, discusses the important role that a peer support program can play in keeping firefighters and their departments healthy.  READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: IC-to-IC Discussion: Deputy Chief James Price, Toledo Fire and Rescue

October 22, 2020 1:00 PM EDT This webinar will feature Deputy Chief James Price, incident commander at the January 26, 2014, arson fire resulting in the deaths of Firefighters Jamie Dickman and Stephen Machcinski. . Join Deputy Chief Price and NFFF National LAST Coordinator Ian Bennett as they discuss the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had on Deputy Chief Price and insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch. » Watch Online on October 22nd READ


Go Down Swinging - The Nathan Espinosa Story

Go Down Swinging – The Nathan Espinosa Story

– On September 19, 2018, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a fire in a commercial structure. Within minutes of arrival, the department experienced a significant near miss event involving serious injury to one of its newest members. Rather than take the incident in stride as “part of the job,” LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas reviewed the incident and within ten days ordered a top to bottom cultural shift in the department’s response to structural fires. The cultural shift preserved the LAFD tradition of aggressive fire attack, while injecting new practices designed to improve firefighter safety and avoid a repeat event that could lead to an irreversible tragedy. This article tells the tale of how one fire chief and a major metropolitan department recognized a threat and responded by taking bold corrective action before the threat became a tragedy. The story is a model of courageous leadership. READ


Honoring Fire Heroes

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome – Honoring Fire Heroes in the Time of Covid

– Emmitsburg, Maryland was calmer than it should rightly have been on Saturday evening, October 3, 2020. What should have been a bustling National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend was instead a quieter time, as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our official memorial events. READ


CFSI and NFFF Recognize Three Fire Departments for Their Commitment to Firefighter Health and Safety

– CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recognize the recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The Sarbanes award recognizes fire departments and organizations for embracing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. The recipients are the Clayton (DE) Fire Company, Prince George’s County (MD) Fire & Emergency Medical Services, and Sioux Falls (SD) Fire Rescue.  READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Duluth Street Car Crash

– Fireman Finalyson and Fireman Twaddle of the Duluth Fire Department died from injuries they sustained in a street car crash on September 7, 1898. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire

– This webinar features Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander on April 6, 2013 at a combination commercial/residential property in the “Fabric Row” section of South Philadelphia. Tragically, Captain Michael Goodwin, succumbed to injuries from a fall from the roof of the fire building. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ


America's Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

COVID-19 Does Not Stop Us from Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen Firefighters

– On Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 am EDT, the lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be remembered in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s production of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. This 45-minute special will be available to watch on www.firehero.org and through the NFFF’s social media platforms. READ


The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet – Summer 2020 Edition

– The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission. » Sign-Up for NFFF E-mail Updates READ


Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot for Fallen Firefighters

– A time-honored tradition in the Fire Service, “Fill the Boot” campaigns traditionally raised funds in the community that were crucial for maintaining a fire department including equipment, apparatus, and other department needs. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation asks you to be an "everydayhero" to our community by starting your own fundraiser. READ