Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak

Powerful words about painful events

Twelve chiefs representing every type of department–metropolitan, rural, career, volunteer and wildland–share the realities of coping with a line-of-duty death.

Honoring our vow to never forget

On June 11, the Foundation dedicated a special section of the Walk of Honor® for firefighters who died prior to 1981.
» Dedication Program Book
» Pre-1981 Section of Walk of Honor®
» NFFF Hosts Dedication Ceremony
» Recognizing decades old ff deaths

Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest


Chief Compton presented with James O. Page EMS Achievement Award

The annual award is presented to a leader who has made a positive impact on a national scale, creating and promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire service EMS management.

A new checklist to help firefighters prevent cardiac disease

The report lists 10 things firefighters can do to reduce cardiovascular disease. While much of it is common sense, the hope is this work will put a new focus on keeping firefighters healthy so they can fight fires and save lives.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation welcomes two new board members

“We are very pleased to have John and Bob join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors. Their combined insights and experiences will certainly help us enhance our mission and connect with more people and organizations in the fire service and beyond,” says NFFF Chairman Chief Dennis Compton.

NFFF Supports Survivors of All Ages

Last summer, the NFFF had a busy season full of events for survivors, from the very youngest to the most mature. We are very pleased to be able to add an event this year specifically for 18–24-year-olds, which has been a long-time goal.


Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf

May – November 2016
Locations Across the U.S.
Now in its 13th year, the golf program has grown to over 30 tournaments that help the NFFF support survivors of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You

Fire-Rescue International 2016

August 17 – 20, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center –
San Antonio, TX
Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Booth #36076 at Fire-Rescue International 2016.
» More: Night at the Fire Museum

35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 8-9, 2016
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – November 2016
Locations Across the U.S.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed races, but a way for everyone to remember America’s fallen firefighters.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You