FHLN Releases New Module on Responding to Violent Incidents

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation , in conjunction with Stonehouse Media and the East Hartford (CT) Fire Department, is pleased to announce the addition of a new, free training module on the Fire Hero Learning Network. "Responding to Violent Incidents" is the latest endeavor in the NFFF's efforts to reduce preventable line of duty deaths and injuries for firefighters.

With increasing and distressing frequency, high-profile violent incidents have put the spotlight the need to train the fire service to respond appropriately and with safety in mind. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has been at the forefront of this effort for more than a decade, authoring and promoting Firefighter Life Safety Initiative 12, which states: "National protocols for response to violent incidents should be developed and championed." The NFFF has developed this self-paced program on the Fire Hero Learning Network as an important piece of that national response to violent incidents. The one-hour, self-paced program provides participants with a basic knowledge of best practices gleaned from fire departments across the country and provides recommendations in line with NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program.

NFFF Executive Director Chief Ron Siarnicki said of the program, "Firefighters face new response challenges every day. The "Responding to Violent Incidents" online module is our latest effort to be at the forefront of promoting knowledge and training to ensure firefighters return to their families at the end of each tour of duty."

"Responding to Violent Incidents" is available at no cost online via the Fire Hero Learning Network . An optional Skills Challenge test at the end of the module enables those who pass the test to download a certificate of completion for the program. The certificate can be used as proof of continuing education and may assist in completing your department or agency's continuing education requirements. News Archive