As Maryland Fire Fatalities Rise, Safety Leaders Urge Families to Replace Older Smoke Alarms and Increase Their Home’s Fire Protection

– To address the increase in Maryland residential fire fatalities as compared to the same time last year, a new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths will require long-life sealed-in battery smoke alarms effective July 1. READ

Kidde Joins Local Fire Officials at the CMA Music Festival to Encourage Families to be ‘Safety Super Heroes’

– Interactive Exhibit and Concert Highlight the National Be a Hero, Save a HeroSM Pledge & Program to Help Fallen and Injured Firefighters READ

Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice

– New documentary focuses on the recovery of the Charleston Fire Department after nine firefighters were killed almost six-years-ago READ

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

– This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation's fire departments. READ

Wildland Firefighting: Everyone Goes Home

– Lessons from the survivors of South Canyon Fire that killed 14 firefighters READ

Statement from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on the Passing of Chief Tom Carr

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has lost one of its great allies in its mission to improve the health and safety of firefighters with the death last night of Chief Tom Carr. The Foundation had the honor of working closely with Chief Carr as he led departments in both South Carolina and Maryland. READ

Pierce Manufacturing Announces New NFFF Program to Support Families of Fallen Firefighters

– Donate to win a custom, one-of-a-kind Ford F-150 to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation READ

Fire Service Safety Leadership Award to Be Presented to Three Organizations for Their Work to Improve Firefighter Health and Safety

– Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Office of the Oregon Fire Marshal and the Governor's Fire Service Policy Council Selected to Receive 2013 Award READ

Chief Ronald Siarnicki to Receive 2013 Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award

– The Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award was established in 1998 by CFSI and Motorola Solutions to recognize an individual who has been proactive at the local, state, or federal government level to improve fire/emergency services and firefighter life safety issues. READ

Helping Firefighters Deal with Psychological Stress from Job’s Routine and Extraordinary Events

– Research and lessons learned from 9/11 supports alternative to mandatory debriefings READ