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Upcoming IC-to-IC Webinars

IC-to-IC Discussion: Conway (SC) Residential Fire

May 27, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar

This webinar features a discussion with Chief Phillip Hendrick, who was the incident commander of a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Christopher Ray in March 2016.


IC-to-IC Discussion: West (TX) Explosion

June 24, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar

This discussion features President Doreen Strickland, Abbott Volunteer Fire Department (TX), who was the incident commander of a fertilizer company explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty deaths of 12 firefighters in West, Texas on April 17, 2013.


Previous Presentations

  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Prince William County Residential Fire This webinar features a discussion with Deputy Chief James Forgo about a Prince William County (VA) residential fire that resulted in a line-of-duty death in April 2007.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Medical Office Building Fire This webinar features a discussion with Chief Scott Burnette and Deputy Chief Chris Budzinski of the Asheville Fire Department (NC) about a commercial fire that killed a firefighter in July 2011.
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  • Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Strand Theatre Fire Watch our previously recorded Facebook Live discussion about the 1941 Strand Theatre Fire in Brockton, Massachusetts, which resulted in 13 firefighter line-of-duty deaths. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Director of Fire Programs, John Tippett, is joined by After The Fire Podcast Host Jon Nelson, and Retired Brockton Fire Chief Kenneth Galligan to discuss the Strand Theatre Fire.
  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Commercial Shopping Center Fire This webinar features a discussion with Fire Chief Michael Gerin, of the Pineville Fire Department (NC), who was the incident commander of fire in a commercial strip shopping center that killed a firefighter on May 2, 2016. Chief Gerin discusses the incident and shares his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Knights of Columbus Hall Fire This webinar features Assistant Fire Chief Joe Ondrasek, Bryan Fire Department (TX), incident commander of a fire in a Knights of Columbus Hall where two firefighters died in the line-of-duty in Bryan, Texas on February 16, 2013.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Toledo Arson Fire This webinar features Deputy Chief James Price, incident commander at the January 26, 2014, arson fire resulting in the deaths of Firefighters Jamie Dickman and Stephen Machcinski. Chief Price discusses the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had and he offers insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire This webinar features Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander on April 6, 2013 at a combination commercial/residential property in the “Fabric Row” section of South Philadelphia. Tragically, Captain Michael Goodwin, succumbed to injuries from a fall from the roof of the fire building. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Clarksville Mansion Fire This webinar features Battalion Chief Charles Ridgely (Retired), of Howard County Fire and Rescue, who was the incident commander of a seven-alarm mansion fire that killed a firefighter in Clarksville, Maryland on July 23, 2018. Chief Ridgely discusses the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Boston Brownstone Fire This webinar will feature Chief Steven Shaffer, Boston Fire Department, the initial Incident Commander of a nine-alarm fire in four-story brick row house that killed two firefighters in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 2014. Chief Shaffer will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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  • NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Kings Tower Fire This webinar features Chief Michael Washington, Cincinnati Fire Department, Ohio, who was the Incident Commander of a fire in an apartment complex that killed a firefighter on March 26, 2015. Chief Washington discusses the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
    » Watch the Recorded Webinar

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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.

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

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.