line of duty
Resources Available To You, Loved Ones, And Departments
PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' BENEFITS PROGRAMS
The PSOB Programs provide death and education benefits provided to survivors. And, disability benefits to those catastrophically injured in the Line of Duty. Click on the poster to visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance to learn more about filing a claim and how to contact PSOB.
FUNERAL PROCEDURES FOR FIREFIGHTERS
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has published procedures to provide you with protocols in carrying out a proper funeral to honor a fallen firefighter hero.
In addition to the guide, NVFC has posted additional resources available, including information on Wills For Heroes Foundation, Bereavement Uniform Program, and Firefighter Autopsy Protocol.
NVFC has also provided an informative, outlined overview of the benefits coverage with corresponding contact information to help you understand your benefits in a glance. Please visit their site to learn more.
Firefighting continues to be one of the nation’s most hazardous professions. Approximately 100 firefighters die in the line-of-duty each year in the United States. It is only fitting, given the heroic efforts of fire service personnel that they be given the final respect they deserve. - NVFC
NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTER'S FOUNDATION
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides family resources, such as survivor benefits, survivors conferences, scholarships, and fire service survivors network. The foundation also provides additional resources available to the departments, such as information on how to handle a line of duty death. Visit the Foundation’s site to learn more.