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Unfortunately, emergency responders must sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their job. This section of the Web site is dedicated to explaining the steps that the IAFF takes to honor and memorialize our members that die in the line-of-duty.

The IAFF has released a Distribution List service, which allows you to receive line-of-duty-death announcements via email. Members who would like to participate should log into their online account to sign up.

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IAFF LODD Policy--Outlines the IAFF policy for assisting families and local unions that suffer line-of-duty deaths, including: notification, IAFF funeral representation, IAFF line-of-duty death medal, filing PSOB claims, inclusion at the IAFF memorial.

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LODD Funeral Protocol--The following protocol is to assist IAFF local affiliates in the event of a line-of-duty death of a member. The following information is solely provided for assistance purposes, each individual affiliate should evaluate its local conditions and utilize, amend or change these recommendations accordingly.

PSOB/PSOEA Fact Sheet--The US Department of Justice provides assistance to the families of emergency responders that die in the line-of-duty. Download fact sheets on the Public Safety Officer’s Benefit and the Public Safety Officer Educational Assistance Act.

IAFF W. H. "Howie" McClennan Scholarship--The IAFF maintains its own education scholarship for the children of IAFF members who die in the line-of-duty. Download information and the application.

NIOSH LODD Investigations Link--The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Program conducts investigations of all fire fighter traumatic fatalities. This page contains more details on the program and links to their investigation reports.

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