Resources

Below are resources by topic that hopefully can enhance your personal knowledge or services as an organization. Enjoy!

Firefighter Training

  • Firefighter Training and Firefighter Education – Here are some resources on firefighter education programs in areas including investigation and inspection.
  • Fire Engineering: Firefighter Training – This publication’s website offers training resources for firefighters.
  • VolunteerFD – This page contains information on how to volunteer to become a firefighter.
  • U.S. Fire Administration – Here’s a guide to training courses from the National Fire Academy.
  • Firefighters Support Foundation – FSF’s firefighter training programs are free and accessible.
  • Wildland Fire Training – Here’s a national schedule of firefighter training sessions and a course catalogue.
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Here are a variety of courses for the fire service.
  • Refinery Terminal Fire Company – Find out what it takes to fight fires on an oil rig.
  • Firefighter Training – These are the best practices for firefighter training in New York.
  • Fire Training – Here, you’ll find a video on the “60 Second Drill,” wherein a firefighter puts on his gear in less than a minute.
  • Chief to Chief Network – Was developed out of a need expressed by chiefs who had lost a firefighter in the line of duty.
  • Everyone Goes Home – Firefighter life safety initiatives by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
  • Be a Hero Save a Hero – A community risk reduction program by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation with the goal of helping tokeep the community and firefighters safe.
  • Local Assistance State Team (LAST) – The Local Assistance State Team Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to assist families and departments who had lost a firefighter in the line of duty. This program trains a team of responders in each state to be deployed immediately upon notification of a line-of-duty death.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Program – Is an online Vulnerability Assessment Tool that will provide fire departments with a systematic process to evaluate risk and ultimately reduce the threat of firefighter injuries and deaths.
  • Taking Care of our Own – Fire chiefs and survivors tell us that most fire departments are not prepared for a line-of-duty death. This program provides senior officers specific information and valuable insights.
  • NFFF Training Opportunities – Offers a variety of training for the fire service including courses on: community risk reduction, firefighter behavioral health, firefighter LODD prevention, and LODD preparedness.

Fire Prevention

  • National Fire Protection Association – Here are some safety tip sheets for fire prevention.
  • Home Fire Safety – This resource is all about fire safety and prevention.
  • Fire Safety for Kids – Meet Sparky the Dog, the mascot for Fire Prevention Week.
  • Institution of Fire Engineers – Here is a guide to fire prevention advocacy.
  • Department of Labor – Use this guide to fire safety in the workplace from the US Department of Labor to better educate yourself.
  • Fire Safety in College – With so many students in a small space, fire prevention on the college campus is extremely important. Learn more here.
  • Portable Space Heaters – Staying safe and warm all winter doesn’t necessitate a huge furnace in the basement, but using portable space heaters is only wise if you use them correctly.
  • Hay Fires – Understanding the causes, risks, and ways to fight hay fires is vital to staying safe.
  • Workplace Fire Safety – Here is a fact sheet from OSHA on how to stay safe in the workplace.
  • Fire Safety Guidelines – Here are some guidelines on how to respond, prevent, and prepare in the event of fire.
  • The Center for Campus Fire Safety – The Center for Campus Fire Safety is useful for any students looking to further their education of fire safety as it pertains to the university setting. The forums and conferences held regularly provide a useful base of events for those looking to get further involved.

Fire Science

  • Fire Science Courses – Find out what it takes to earn a fire science degree.
    IFTA – Here is some fire science information from the International Fire Service Training Association.
  • How to Become a Firefighter – Learn what it takes to earn a fire science degree and become a firefighter.
  • Fire Science Schools – Here is a long list of accredited fire science degree programs.
  • College Calculator – Find out how much it would cost to earn a fire science degree.

Firefighter Resources

  • Daily Dispatch – The Daily Dispatch provides daily news for America’s fire service, updated every Wednesday.
  • VolunteerFD – This is a resource for volunteer firefighters.
  • National Volunteer Fire Council – This resource provides news and information from the NVFC.
  • International Association of Firefighters – Here are some resources from one of the driving forces in firefighter services advancement in the 21st century.
  • i-Women – Women in fire and emergency services can ensure their voices are always heard with this resource from the (aptly named) International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services.
  • NAHF – Here are some events and resources from the National Association of Hispanic Firefighters.
  • Probationary Firefighter Resources – Here, you can watch a video about a day in the life of a probationary firefighter.
  • IABPF – Here is a list of job opportunities from the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters.
  • IAFC – Here are some education and development resources from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • National Charity Report Directory – Give generously to police and firefighter associations

    Other Information

    • Occupational Outlook Handbook – The official guide to pay, education, and more for prospective firefighters.
    • Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer caused by asbestos particles, which firefighters are at an increased risk of coming in contact with

    • Firefighter Cancer Support Network – Here’s some information on an organization dedicated to helping firefighters and families of firefighters who are affected by cancer.
    • Leary Firefighters Foundation – A foundation founded by actor Denis Leary after the death of his cousin due to a fire.
    • Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance – An organization formed to help firefighters in need of mental health treatment.
    • FFBurn – A great resource for events and support from the Firefighters Burn Institute.
    • Hospital Fire Marshals Association – Volunteer organization with more than 400 members who are interested in preserving safety and security of everyone walking through the doors of a healthcare or educational facility.