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NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION:

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation: http://www.firehero.org

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) was created by federal legislation in 1992 to lead a national effort to remember fallen firefighters from across the United States. The NFFF website serves as a clearinghouse for information about firefighter fatalities and includes a Roll of Honor containing the names of U.S. firefighters killed in the line of duty since 1981. The website features a Fire Service Programs section that provides procedures, guidelines, and other resources that assist fire organizations in preparing for and responding to line of duty deaths. In addition, the Family Programs section of the NFFF website contains a number of grief support resources for survivors and the Benefits section details federal and state benefits available to surviving family members. The website also contains information about the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held each October.


Everyone Goes Home- Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives: http://www.everyonegoeshome.org

Everyone Goes Home is a program developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to bring national attention to fire prevention and safety efforts. Following the Firefighter Life Safety Summit in March 2004, 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were instituted with the objective of reducing firefighter fatalities. The Everyone Goes Home website contains instructional materials and testimonials supporting the Life Safety Initiatives, along with numerous resources documenting firefighter line of duty deaths, firefighter health and fitness, and firefighter safety programs.

UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION:

United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/

As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security, the mission of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support. The USFA website provides access to reports, funding opportunities, training materials, and other resources in support of the fire service.


USFA Firefighter Fatalities: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

The USFA Firefighter Fatalities website contains digitized copies of numerous publications concerning firefighter line of duty deaths, including detailed annual reports about firefighter fatalities across the United States and a decade-long retrospective study of firefighter fatalities from 1990 to 2000. The website also contains reports on firefighter injuries and firefighter autopsy protocols, as well as up-to-date firefighter fatality notices and a searchable online memorial.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH):

NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program: http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/FIRE/

The National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health periodically conducts independent investigations into firefighter line of duty deaths to formulate recommendations for preventing future deaths and injuries. Through the Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program website, users can access digitized investigation reports from across the United States dating back to 1984.


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