National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Chicago Fire Department Release New Everyone Goes HomeŽ Video

This video addresses Safety in the fire service.  Participants in the video are not actors but actual firefighters and family members depicting their live experience's and conveying their knowledge.  It is a 38:29 minute video well worth the time to view it.

The fire service is truly very fortunate to have these brothers, sisters and family members willing to rise above others to help and advise the entire population of firefighters in this country.

We all owe a great deal of gratitude to the producers, firefighters and family members in this video.  This is a superior production by the Chicago Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

This video is well worth the time you take to view it.

Be Safe  TRK

In an effort to make personal safety a top priority, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today released a new video, Chicago Fire Department - Everyone Goes HomeŽ. Members of the CFD and families of fallen firefighters share their stories in this compelling and moving testimonial of the importance of adhering to safety standards and accepting personal responsibility for following procedures.

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff was impressed by a video that the NFFF and the Fire Department of New York produced several years earlier to educate members about the importance of training and safety standards. The FDNY leadership had noticed behavioral improvement among its members following the release of their video. Hoff felt that the members of the CFD could benefit from hearing first-hand accounts of the lessons learned by their colleagues and invited the NFFF to collaborate on a video for Chicago.

"The culture of firefighting requires us to do everything we can to make sound decisions so we can be in a position to help the people we serve when they most need it," said Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. "With this video the firefighters and leadership of the Chicago Fire Department are clearly showing the rest of the fire service you can still be a firefighter and at the same time do your best to make sure Everyone Goes HomeŽ."

More than two dozen survivors of fallen firefighters, including coworkers and family members, participated in the filming of Chicago Fire Department - Everyone Goes HomeŽ. The video took nearly one year to complete and was produced and directed by Rob Maloney of Cool Water Multimedia.

All members of the Chicago Fire Department have had the opportunity to see Chicago Fire Department - Everyone Goes HomeŽ.


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