NEWS

  • JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION REAUTHORIZATION ACT Read more here...

  • SAFE BUILDING CODES INCENTIVE ACT Read more here...

  • THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO BE HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: Fire Service-Based EMS Award Presentation at 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO ADDRESS NATION’S FIRE SERVICE LEADERS: Over 1,800 Fire Service Leaders Attending 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • CFSI AND IFSTA ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2015 DR. ANNE W. PHILLIPS AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION: Catherine B. Lohr and Pamela A. Powell will be honored at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

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FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATHS

(February 11, 2013) - The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced that the number of line of duty deaths for 2012 was 73.  This is significant information, lending proof that the collective efforts among all organizations committed to firefighter health and safety is paying dividends.   This marks the third consecutive year (2010-2012) that line of duty deaths were below 80.  In the four previous years (2006-2009), the number of LODDs was 98, 116, 115, and 88 respectively.   This is a dangerous profession with many inherent risks, but what we are all discovering is that by working together to address the most critical concerns - including the 16 Life Safety Initiatives - we can make the fire service a safer profession.