Courage to Be Safe (NFFF)
Instructional Hours: 4.00
Course Objective: To provide emergency services personnel with the courage to do the right thing in order to protect themselves and other responders.
Course Description: This course is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home(R) Program, that is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence. Building on the untold story of line-of-duty death survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation focuses on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes having the courage to do the right thing in order to protect oneself and other firefighters and ensure that "Everyone Goes Home" at the end of the day. Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences.
Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions and complete required classroom activities.
There are no prerequisites for this course.