First Responder Center for Excellence


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The First Responder Center is a Maryland nonstock charitable corporation organized and operated exclusively to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (“NFFF”) through charitable and educational activities. The NFFF is a Maryland nonstock charitable corporation that is recognized as exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), with a mission to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighter heroes, to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and to work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.

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Safety & Health

Heroes Helping Heroes During National Kidney Month

April 5, 2024
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s new alliance helps firefighters and families of fallen firefighters waiting for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

FRCE Appoints Three New Board Members

April 20, 2021
The First Responder Center for Excellence has appointed John Butler, Jeff Fackler and Dave Halfpenny to its board of directors.

Articles & News

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) named Gary Krichbaum managing director.
Careers & Education

For the Record 11/23

Nov. 10, 2023
ESO analysis of 2021 data found that almost one in five firefighters who were exposed to smoke or combustion products have no decontamination procedures documents.
Photo by Jon Tenca
There can be numerous reasons to initiate a health and wellness program. Chief among those: improve personnel’s health to increase their ability to be physically prepared for what they confront on the fireground and improve behavioral well-being.
Health & Fitness

Creating a Health & Wellness Program for Your Department

Oct. 17, 2022
Gary Krichbaum provides a step-by-step approach to launching a system to nurture physical and mental well-being among members.

Videos & Resources

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Safety & Health

2019 Fire Service Health & Safety Report

Sept. 1, 2019
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has once again partnered with Firehouse Magazine to present the 2019 Fire Service Health and Safety Report.

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