DAYTON, Ohio, August 23, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) First Responder Products (HFRP), a division of Honeywell Life Safety (HLS), and the makers of Morning Pride and Ranger protective clothing for firefighters, announced today they will be the exclusive corporate sponsor for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s new Vulnerability Tool.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (with support from the US Fire Administration, a part of FEMA) is developing the Vulnerability Assessment Tool. It will be made available to every fire department in America. Based on a questionnaire and a study of trends and data, the tool will help fire departments to understand how their firefighters are most vulnerable. Each department that participates will receive specific recommendations to reduce firefighter deaths.
Honeywell Life Safety and Honeywell First Responder Products, as the exclusive corporate sponsor of the program, will contribute $500,000 over a four-year period to fund and support the Vulnerability Tool. Sponsoring this program is a natural fit for both HLS and HFRP since our missions are to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries, improve fire response performance, and help departments assess the threat their communities face.
“We are very happy to assist in this critical effort started by the U.S. Fire Administrator Kelvin Cochran,” said HFRP President Jeff Morris. “Our communities are very well served by brave firefighters who routinely risk everything to protect people and property. This tool will give firefighters the information they need to prepare for every contingency.”
For more information on the Vulnerability Tool, contact the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (www.firehero.org).