Volunteer Firefighter definition
In 1997, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsored a gathering of the leaders for the major fire service businesses to ask because of their help with formulating brand new line-of-duty death criteria to find out qualifications for addition regarding the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Present as of this conference had been representatives from:
Nationwide Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) United States Fire management (USFA) Global Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Global Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Nationwide Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Federal crisis control Agency (FEMA)
Fulfilling individuals unanimously conformed that inclusion on National Fallen Firefighters Memorial as a line-of-duty death will be determined by these criteria:
Also, they conformed that after requirements are used whenever evaluating situations of each and every demise for inclusion regarding the nationwide Memorial:
- Deaths fulfilling the Department of Justice’s Public protection officials’ Advantages (PSOB) program guidelines for a good dedication.
- Deaths directly resulting from traumatic injuries suffered during a reaction to, at the scene of, or during return from an urgent situation event including not limited by fires, emergency medical telephone calls, hazardous products situations, normal catastrophes, technical relief situations, and search and rescue missions.
- Fatalities directly caused by traumatic accidents suffered while involved with department-authorized training exercise or activity that needs participants becoming involved with physical exercise.
- Fatalities directly resulting from traumatic accidents suffered while involved with a department-mandated physical activity system administered because of the agency including, although not limited to working or any other types of physical working out and annual recertification physical fitness or agility tests.
- Deaths directly caused by a cardio event occurring just after, or in 24 hours or less of, returning from a crisis reaction or being engaged in a department-mandated physical working out or training task as defined above.