The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers an array of programs and services to help family members deal with the loss of a loved one, these programs and services include: Line-of-duty death forever changes the fire department or agency and the community. So where does a chief turn for support after this tragedy? The Chief-to-Chief Network grew out of a need expressed by chiefs who had lost a firefighter in the line of duty. They said that they felt very isolated after the death of a firefighter, that they had no one to turn to for advice and support. The Foundation has established a network of senior fire officers who have one thing in common. They have all experienced the death of a firefighter in the line of duty and understand what a department goes through.
The GFFF has secured the resources of the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation and looks to the members of this non-profit 100% volunteer program to provide the services typically requested by a department after a LODD has occurred.
The working relationship between the GFFF and the GCISF is excellent and response personnel work hand in hand to assure departments and their personnel work closely to provide specialized services that specifically meet the needs of individual departments.
The CISM teams are generally designed specifically for departments and agency members, there are resources available to families as well. The NFFF has developed a wide array of programs to assist in the grieving process.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers an array of programs and services to help family members deal with the loss of a loved one, these programs and services include: Grief Support Resources, Resources for Newly Bereaved Families of Fallen Firefighters, Fire Service Survivors Network, Remembrance Program as well as a vast library of web based Grief Resources. The foundation can assist in putting you in touch with other fire service survivors who have had a similar loss, help you find grief support groups or counseling in your local area and can send you books about grief and loss through our lending library and they can help you find information and support for grieving children in your family.