Be a Hero, Save a Hero ® is the community risk reduction program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The goal of the program is to encourage the public to be pro-active in fire safety by raising awareness and increasing knowledge of smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and other general fire safety practices. By approaching community risk reduction holistically, the public can help reduce the incidence and severity of fires which in turn decreases the likelihood of death or injury to both the public and fire service personnel. For more information, visit www.beaherosaveahero.org.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1992 by the United States Congress to honor fallen firefighters and assist their families and coworkers. NFFF also develops programs to help prevent firefighter injuries and fatalities. In 2004, NFFF developed the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives(FLSI) to support these efforts. Be a Hero, Save a Hero ® supports Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives #14 and #15. FLSI #14 states: Public education must receive more resources and be championed as a critical fire and life safety program. FLSI #15 states: Advocacy must be strengthened for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers. For more information, visit www.firehero.org.