Fire Service Resources

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides a number of programs and resources for the fire service. We help departments deal with the tragedy of losing a firefighter in the line of duty.

NFFF Connect

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Programs & Training

Support Following a LODD

  • Local Assistance State Teams (LAST)
    The Local Assistance State Team (LAST) Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the NFFF. Teams of trained responders in each state can offer the assistance line-of-duty death when requested within hours of the LODD.
  • Chief to Chief Network
    The Foundation has established the Chief to Chief Network who have all experienced the death of a firefighter in the line of duty and understand what a department goes through.
  • NEW! IC to IC Network
    This program is a peer network connecting incident commanders who recently experienced a line-of-duty death with a trained peer who previously lost a firefighter under their command.

Preventing Injuries & Deaths

  • Everyone Goes Home®
    In March 2004, a Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held to address the need for change within the fire service. At this summit, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were created. The Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program, which is based on these initiatives, strives to prevent firefighter line‑of‑duty deaths and injuries.
  • First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE)
    This organization was created to help prevent occupational illnesses, injuries, and deaths of first responders. FRCE plans to become the leading resource for first responders and their families in addressing physical and psychological health issues. It will also promote research that increases awareness of first responder health issues to prevent first responder deaths and injuries.
  • Be a Hero, Save a Hero®
    This community risk reduction program encourages the public to be pro-active in fire safety by raising awareness and increasing knowledge of smoke alarms, fire sprinklers, and other safety practices.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Program

Training Opportunities

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Everyone Goes Home®

The Everyone Goes Home® program works to prevent firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries through the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

Training Opportunities

NFFF offers fire service training including courses on: community risk reduction, behavioral health, firefighter LODD prevention and preparedness.

Be a Hero, Save a Hero®

Be a Hero, Save a Hero® is a community risk reduction program with the goal of helping to keep the community and firefighters safe.

Local Assistance State Team

Everything that happens immediately after a line-of-duty death affects the way the family, department, and the community recover from loss.