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.
- 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.
- Company Officer-to-Company Officer Network
The Foundation has established a network of company officers who have one thing in common. All experienced a line-of-duty death as a company officer and understand the loss.
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
Handling a LODD
- Handling a Line-of-Duty Death
- LODD Procedures, SOPs & Downloads
- Grief Brochures
- Survivor Benefits
- Comprehensive Funeral Guide (PDF)
- Autopsy Requirements
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