National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Announces Release of Firefighter Life Safety Resource Kit

Emmitsburg, MD – Chief Ronald Siarnicki and the Board of Directors of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), along with the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (FLSI) Program Team, have announced the Firefighter Life Safety Resource Kit. The Kit is a video training resource package designed to help reduce firefighter line-of-duty deaths. As part of the “Everyone Goes Home” program, the kit will be shipped to more than 30,000 U.S. fire departments.

NFFF Board Chairman Hal Bruno emphasized, “The reduction of line-of-duty deaths and injuries requires a daily commitment to implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, the blueprint for change developed by fire service leaders for the American fire service. This is why the Team developed the Kit. The Foundation, through the efforts of the FLSI Program Team, is committed to providing the resources and support to enable fire departments to implement the initiatives.”

The kt includes two DVDs and one CD and features resources that can be immediately put into action by the fire service. The DVDs contain six modules that speak to the areas where most firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries occur: health and wellness, vehicle operations, fireground, and live fire training. The program contains interviews with more than 50 nationally-recognized fire service leaders who take issues head on, providing an unprecedented opportunity for firefighters across America to experience firsthand their insightful views and inspirational wisdom. In addition, there are 12 drills, including PowerPoint presentations and instructor guides, as well as a resource guide.

There is no need to order this kit – it will be delivered to every fire department free-of-charge.

Each year more than 100 firefighters die in the line of duty, and 10,000 firefighters are seriously injured. In support of the United States Fire Administration’s goal of reducing line-of-duty deaths by 25% by 2009 and 50% by 2014, the Foundation created the “Everyone Goes Home” program, and called upon the fire service leadership to develop what became the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

The Everyone Goes Home program is funded through a FIRE Act grant, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and through the generosity of Fireman’s Fund Insurance. For more information on Everyone Goes Home or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, please visit http://www.everyonegoeshome.com or http://www.firehero.org

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