A line-of-duty death forever changes the fire department or agency and the community. So, where does a company officer who loses a firefighter in the line-of-duty turn for support after this tragedy? The Company Officer-to-Company Officer Network grew out of a need expressed by company officers who had lost a firefighter in the line of […]
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation created the IC to IC Network to provide assistance to incident commanders who have experienced a line-of-duty death of a firefighter under their command.
A line-of-duty death forever changes the community, department or agency. So where does a chief turn for support after a tragedy?
A fire department does not know when it will have a line-of-duty death or serious injury. Does it have a plan in place? Are personnel records current? Does the department know how to make timely and proper notification to the survivors?
Everything that happens immediately after a line-of-duty death affects the way the family, department, and the community recover from loss.