Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) held across the country. They were led by Chief Tom Harbour.

These sessions guided NFFF in developing a series of recommendations based on the Everyone Goes Home® program and the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. Vicki Minor of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF) has pledged her organization’s full support for this effort. In a conversation with NFFF Executive Director Ron Siarnicki, Ms. Minor strongly supports the adoption of these programs in the wildland firefighting community.

“This endorsement, along with the support of the 75 agencies and departments that participated in the listening sessions, forms a common starting point for better collaboration among all of us,” stated Chief Siarnicki. “We need to enlist everyone’s help and have every agency with an interest in the wildland fire problem engaged to ensure our wildland firefighters go home to their families.”

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