The ongoing efforts to reduce line-of-duty deaths and improve firefighter safety just got a big boost from the federal government. The Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has awarded $1.3 million to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). This grant will help support Everyone Goes Home, the NFFF’s comprehensive health and safety program.
The money will be used to support programs related to the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. This will include a focus on research related to heart attacks, the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths. Funds will also be directed to conduct a study on suicide in the fire service, an issue that impacts firefighters and families alike. The grant will also focus on firefighter safety training at the company officer level and cancer reduction.
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