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Occupational Health & Safety

Everyone Goes Home
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Firefighter life safety initiatives by the national fallen firefighters foundation. They provide A robust list of resources and an online research library. They provide everywhere from reports, podcasts, videos, operational checklists, safety summit reports, and other downloads.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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Fire Fighter Resources on their website include news, cancer and other illnesses, job hazard awareness, and information about fighting wildfires and personal protective equipment. The site also provides a wealth of other links.

UL FireFighter Safety Research Institute
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This is a very updated and modern resource for fire safety science. They cover all topics, including ventilation, suppression, building construction, health, technology, training, fire dynamics, fire investigation (very nice), data, and pubic safety. UL FSRI is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in the community.

Fire Rescue Magazine
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For Information on Advancing Occupational Training, check out this fun list of trainers, training programs and other tactical content.

Addiction and Behavioral Health

The Recovery Village
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Many men and women struggling with these issues turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. The Recovery Village has an IAFF specific facility dedicated to assisting firefighters but also serves those not represented by the IAFF. It is their mission to provide information and care for those seeking treatment.

Risk of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Justice Network – For Firefighters
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Mesothelioma is a malignant (deadly) cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It develops when asbestos fibers get stuck in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testicles. Common symptoms include fluid build-up, fatigue, and pain. Though mesothelioma has no cure, patients can receive life-extending treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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Many older homes and buildings contain asbestos. Firefighters, first responders, and contractors are often exposed to asbestos when entering these old buildings, putting them at risk for cancer and other illnesses. Mesothelioma.net seeks to provide information and assistance to those who are in need of support. Mesothelioma.net provides information on treatment and emerging medicine, while thoroughly covering complementary medicine, counseling and occupational safety.

Grants for Firefighters and Their Families
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Firefighters Grant Program


Fire Dept., Volunteer, & Firefighter Grant Assistance

Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)

Grant Resources for First Responders

Leary Firefighters Foundation

For First Responders, Fundraisers, and Grant Seekers

Firefighters Support Foundation

For Firefighters, Rescue, and EMS

First Responders Children’s Foundation

For children and families of law enforcement and fire

For Families of the Fallen

Twenty Four Seven Commitment – Prepare for the Worst, Live for the best
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A great check list for any who’ve lost a loved one in the service (LODD). There are great tips to consider for any who are presently in the service so that you can be prepared. Also, gain access to the Fire Wife Sisterhood.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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A wealth of links for families and communities to support the rebuild after loss. This includes not just the fallen, but the brave who have been injured or burned in the line of duty. Here, you can access many fire fighter initiatives to get involved in and learn more about. Great for family resources that include benefits, wellness, scholarships, and access to the Fire Hero Family Network. Go here to learn more about local, state, and federal benefits…

Fire Science Online
Resources for Spouses & Families of Firefighters
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Dedicated to spouses and families, on this site you will find discounted shopping, emotional support, and other online programs. There are also links to scholarships and education benefits for fire families. Even marriage support links and banking/financial services are provided.