U.S. Fire Chiefs Learn Lessons at High-Rise Fire Conference in Minneapolis

– Last week, Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF, participated in the Firehouse High-Rise Fire and Life Safety Summit in Minneapolis, MN. Fire Chiefs and Fire Marshalls from around the country gathered for in-depth discussions on current and proposed fire codes, fire protection systems and manual fire suppression efforts.  READ

Flag Raising 2017

Flags Raised Over the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

– Honor Guard volunteered their time for two days to prepare the flags for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 7-8. READ

New Partnership Makes Annual Physicals a Priority

– To lead this effort, the First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc. and the Safety, Health and Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs announce a new partnership at FRI in Charlotte, NC. READ

Granito Award

Chief Ron Siarnicki Receives Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

– Chief Siarnicki was presented this award at the IFSTA RS17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  READ

40 years of service

Chief Dennis Compton Recognized 40 Years of Service to the IFSTA Conference

– Chief Compton is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  READ

3rd Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

Honor your fellow firefighters who died in the line of duty

– On Sunday, October 1, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will host the 3rd Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters at Belmont Park. READ

Fire Organizations Applaud Florida Governor Scott for Veto of HB 653

– HB 653 would have allowed high–rise buildings in Florida without adequate fire and life safety systems to forego the retrofit of fire sprinklers and/or engineered life safety systems in these buildings that are currently required to come into compliance by 2020. READ

Chief Neil Svetanics

Chief Neil Svetanics, Friend of the Foundation

– We extend our deepest sympathy to Chief Svetanics’ daughters and grandchildren and to his many friends in the fire service. READ

Remembering Ray Pfeifer: An Inspiration for All

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was extremely saddened to learn of Ray Pfeifer’s passing on Sunday. Ray was a friend of the Foundation and an inspiration. He was a leader and role model whose compassion for others was extraordinary. Ray Pfeifer will be deeply missed.  READ

Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: Learn How You Can Prevent Firefighter Cancer

– The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance (FSOCA) is hosting the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona September 7-8, 2017. READ