mission of the IAFF's occupational health,
safety and medical efforts is to identify hazards, develop and
disseminate user friendly technical materials and information, and
provide assistance so IAFF members can recognize and control the safety,
health and medical needs associated with our profession.To assist in
the achievement of that goal, the IAFF offers a comprehensive array of
services addressing occupational health, safety and medicine through the
Division of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine and the Department
of Occupational Health and
Safety and Department of
Wellness and Member Support
education, the Redmond
Foundation sponsors a biennial
symposium on the occupational
health and hazards of the fire
The IAFF Fire Ground
Survival program is the most
comprehensive survival skills and MAYDAY
prevention program currently available
within the fire service. Students will
listen to presentations, view videos of
simulated Mayday incidents and read
documentation supporting how best to
prevent, prepare for and handle an
a joint IAFF and USFA agreement, this
manual addresses diseases of the
respiratory system, identifies
respiratory disease-causing agents, and
provides strategies to prevent fire
fighter respiratory diseases.
Honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who serve as professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty.
provides resources for affiliates to use
after a member dies in the line-of-duty,
as well as a link to the LODD database.
provides the guidelines and the
resources for an affiliate and fire
department to develop a family support
program for line-of-duty death
This manual was
developed to ensure cooperation and to
protect the rights of our members during
the investigation of an LODD or serious
IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor-Management
provides a holistic, positive
rehabilitating and educational
approach to wellness and fitness
programs in the fire service.
& Drum and Honor Guard site for
information on IAFF member pipe
and drum bands and honor guards.
centralized resource provides
information about successful
programs so that new program
managers can benefit from the
experience of others.
Become a Peer Fitness Trainer and help improve fire fighter wellness and fitness.
A fair and valid evaluation tool to assist in selecting fire fighter candidates
An online guide to health, fitness and nutrition created expressly for IAFF members
This site is a resource for fire fighters and their families to better understand the risks associated with high blood pressure and to help them manage their condition.
The IAFF and Pfizer initiative encourages IAFF members and their families to take on healthier lifestyles by quitting smoking.
information about presumptive
legislation and detailed information on
state and provincial presumption laws.
Help improve fire fighter safety by sharing near-miss experiences.
Developed from a joint IAFF and USFA study of safety and technology designed for a wide fire service audience with a minimum level of familiarity with basic communications issues such as hardware, policy and procedures and human interface.
A program to better educate our members on the importance of rehabilitation during emergency operations or training exercises.
cooperative effort of the IAFF
and the USFA that focuses on safety
while on fire apparatus and at roadway emergency scenes.