Fireman's Fund Heritage Program® Builds Ties with National Organizations
Fireman's Fund has provided more than $1 million in matching grants to national organizations including the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council for programs that benefit firefighters across the country. As the first corporate affiliate of Fire Corps, Fireman's Fund provides volunteer support to fire departments.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
Every 78 hours a firefighter dies in the line of duty in America.
On average, 100 firefighters die in the line of duty each year.
To reduce these fatalities, the NFFF unveiled "Everyone Goes Home" campaign, a national program of 16 firefighter life safety initiatives. The NFFF hopes to reduce fatalities by 25 percent over the next five years and by 50 percent within 10 years.
"Everyone Goes Home" is funded in part by teh Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Fireman’s Fund provided $329,000 in matching funds for the program and supports the NFFF in its efforts.
For additional information about the “Everyone Goes Home” program, please visit > www.everyonegoeshome.org.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
In 2005, the International Association of Fire Chiefs unveiled the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System for the fire service. This system tracks "close call" incidents in the fire service -- those incidents that do not lead to physical harm, but that would have, were it not for some fortunate break in the chain of events.
The program is supported by more than $1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and $644,000 in matching funds from Fireman's Fund.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that for every 100 incidents of injury, one million close call incidents go unreported. The Near-Miss Reporting System will help the fire service track these incidents and learn from these errors to increase its overall ability to protect fire fighters and the communities they serve.
For additional information about the Near-Miss Reporting System, please visit > www.firefighternearmiss.com.
Volunteer & Combination Officers Section
In 2007, Fireman's Fund was the proud host of a board meeting of the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The VCOS represents the interests of all volunteer and combination fire/rescue/EMS agencies. In line with their mission to provide information, education, services and representation to enhance their members' departments, the VCOS shares information with their members about the Fireman's Fund Heritage program and related programs that support the fire service. The VCOS also proudly hosted a screening of the "Into the Fire" documentary at their symposium in November 2006 and plans to do another screening in 2007.
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company was founded in 1863 with a mission to donate a portion of its profits to support the fire service. We continue that tradition today through our Heritage Program® by awarding grants to fire service organizations for needed equipment, firefighter training and communication education programs. Funding is allocated in partnership with our employees and independent insurance agents, who assist in the direction of the grants.
Fireman’s Fund reserves the right to change the Heritage Program rules, regulations, awards and special offers, or to terminate the Heritage Program -- including Heritage Rewards® -- at any time without notice. The accumulation of Heritage Rewards points does not entitle an independent agency to any vested rights with respect to any awards or program benefits. The Heritage Rewards program is subject to government regulations, including the rules and regulations in each state in which it participates