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4. Empowerment

All firefighters must be empowered to stop unsafe practices.

3. Risk Management

3. Risk Management Focus greater attention on the integration of risk management with incident management at all levels, including strategic, tactical and planning responsibilities. Inside Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 3 Initiative 3 White Paper 16 Initiative Job Aid This initiative incorporates a range of components that relate to our ability to safely conduct emergency operations […]

2. Accountability

2. Accountability Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the fire service. Inside Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 2 Initiative 2 White Paper 16 Initiative Job Aid All too often fire service health and safety initiatives fall short of their intended goals, in part due to accountability by the organization or the […]

1. Cultural Change

1. Cultural Change Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. Inside Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 1 Initiative 1 White Paper 16 Initiative Job Aid Culture is generally defined as the behaviors, attitudes, values, and beliefs that are shared […]

Staff Rides

Staff rides provide participants with an immersive experience through which they relive an incident by visiting the incident site and hearing first-hand accounts from people who experienced the event. Staff rides are used commonly by the military and the U.S. Forest Service—but up until recently this type of teachable event hadn’t been used by structural […]

20th Anniversary Firefighter Life Safety Summit

20th Anniversary Firefighter Life Safety Summit

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark firefighter safety event that launched the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. If you are a firefighter or fire officer with most of your career ahead of you, we need you at this summit. Now is the time to have your voice heard—and help shape the future of the fire service.

Preventing the Preventable

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has embarked on a renewed effort to continue to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries through a new program known as Preventing the Preventable. 

U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control 2023

U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control 2023

This is the U.S. Fire Administrator’s exclusive event that provides access to the top leaders and decision makers in the industry. We look forwarding to welcoming national fire service leaders and key invited members of the federal government along with a virtual audience of up to 2,500 additional fire service professionals.

International Firefighter Seatbelt Pledge

International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge

If your department has not taken the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge, please take a moment learn more about the program and sign the pledge online today! Once you have taken the pledge to wear your seatbelt, please continue to support our efforts by spreading the word to neighboring departments in your area.

First Responder Center for Excellence

First Responder Center for Excellence

The FRCE is dedicated to protecting the lives and livelihoods of first responders, nationwide. Our education and research initiatives constantly shed new light on challenges to the health, safety and well‑being of firefighters, EMS personnel and other first responders.

Vulnerability Assessment Program

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), has developed an online Vulnerability Assessment Tool that will provide fire departments with a systematic process to evaluate risk and ultimately reduce the threat of firefighter injuries and deaths.

Company Officer-to-Company Officer Network

Company Officer-to-Company Officer Network

A line-of-duty death forever changes the fire department or agency and the community. So, where does a company officer who loses a firefighter in the line-of-duty turn for support after this tragedy? The Company Officer-to-Company Officer Network grew out of a need expressed by company officers who had lost a firefighter in the line of […]