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.
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.
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.
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 […]
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation created the IC to IC Network to provide assistance to incident commanders who have experienced a line-of-duty death of a firefighter under their command.
A line-of-duty death forever changes the community, department or agency. So where does a chief turn for support after a tragedy?
A fire department does not know when it will have a line-of-duty death or serious injury. Does it have a plan in place? Are personnel records current? Does the department know how to make timely and proper notification to the survivors?
The Everyone Goes Home® program works to prevent firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries through the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.
Be a Hero, Save a Hero® is a community risk reduction program with the goal of helping to keep the community and firefighters safe.
Everything that happens immediately after a line-of-duty death affects the way the family, department, and the community recover from loss.