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Terry Victor

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes New Advisory Committee Member

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Victor, Senior Manager of Industry Relations at Johnson Controls Fire Protection, to the Foundation’s Advisory Committee.  READ


Peer Support

Pay it Forward by Helping Others Deal with Grief and Loss

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has a one-day training program for family members of fallen firefighters who want to do outreach to new fire hero families and those who may be struggling with their grief. If you are interested in attending the 1-day class, please contact Erin at ebrowning@firehero.org so we can add you to the list for the next class. READ


Re-Establishing Your Family’s Framework

Re-Establishing Your Family’s Framework!

– This lighthearted presentation is designed to help caregivers look at their family dynamics from different viewpoints to help normalize their struggles and concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To register for this group, please e-mail Erin at ebrowning@firehero.org by Sunday, May 24, 2020. READ


NFFF Honors Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes: 50 First Responders Succumb to COVID-19

– First responders continue to be among the most vulnerable to contract the virus because of their proximity to new and unconfirmed cases. Regrettably, the death toll now includes the names of 50 fire and EMS Members (29 fire service personnel and 21 EMS personnel); and this COVID-19 Pandemic is far from over. READ


Charity

COVID-19 fundraising scams hurt the real charities helping those on the front lines

– It is important to do your homework and become an informed donor to ensure your money is used wisely. A good place to start is Charity Navigator’s website www.charitynavigator.org. Charity Navigator evaluates U.S. charitable organizations. It does not accept donations or advertising from any of the charities it evaluates.  READ


Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Short Video: Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 5

– This week, Dr. Moreland talks about how to support members of your family, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember, no one has to go through this alone. READ


Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

– Here’s a list of upcoming virtual support groups through Zoom! Groups are free to Fire Hero Family members; you must pre-register. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: Florida and the NFFF, a Partnership for Wildland Fire

July 15, 2020 2:00 PM EDT The Florida wildland fire service and the NFFF have forged a dynamic partnership in the quest to reduce preventable firefighter line-of-duty deaths. Join this dynamic team to hear about the work and ask questions you may have about the partnership. » Watch Online on July 15th READ


NFFF Connect: Mapping Operational Success

July 14 , 2020 2:00 PM EDT This program is intended to improve decision making and to increase the speed with which decisions are made while making sure that all the critical components are considered on every call. » Watch Online on July 14th READ


Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Short Video: Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 4

– This week, Dr. Moreland talks about seeking help and social support, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember, no one has to go through this alone. READ