Coping with the Holidays and Survivors’ Night Before Christmas

It’s that time of year again—holidays, shopping, songs, food, parties. Memories, dread, sadness, obligations, forced cheer. Wherever you are in your own journey, it’s good to anticipate that there will be some tough moments and to have a plan in place to deal with those.
Remembering Your Firefighter on the National Fallen Firefighters Holiday Tree
» Send an Ornament
» Attend the Tree Lighting


Make Your #GivingTuesday a #FireHeroTuesday

Join us for the global day of giving on Dec. 1, 2015 by showing your support for the fire service

Learn what #GivingTuesday and #FireHeroTuesday mean. See how you can join communities across the country in making this #GivingTuesday a #FireHeroTuesday by showing your support for our nation’s fire service.
Read #MyGivingStory Thoughts & Share Your Own for a Chance to Help the NFFF:
» #MyGivingStory: Chief Dennis Compton | #MyGivingStory: Barry Balliet
» Share your own #MyGivingStory

Sales from Limited-Release Wine Support Efforts to Honor Fallen Firefighters

For the third year in a row the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has partnered with Northern California’s Distant Cellars to offer a special limited wine release to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

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Share your fascinating stories for a new book, American Firefighter

The NFFF is collecting short biographies to be published in its new book, American Firefighter. We will interview these people, write their stories and send a fantastic photographer to capture them in all their uniqueness!

Donate to the Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund

The families, friends and colleagues of the three firefighters who died in Washington State on Wednesday, August 19, need immediate help.
» Donate Today!

President Obama honors 87 firefighters who died in the line of duty

The President spoke of bravery and courage that is instinctive among all firefighters, who are willing to walk through fire to save a stranger’s life. “Those we honor today lived a fundamental principle that binds us as Americans: I am my brother’s keeper and I am my sister’s keeper. That we look out for one another,” he said.

Career and Contracting Opportunities with the NFFF are now online

Interested in using your expertise and talents to further the mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation? Check out the new Opportunities page on our website.



December 1, 2015
Join us on this global day dedicated to giving back, by showing your support for the fire service. Make this #GivingTuesday a #FireHeroTuesday!

National Fallen Firefighters Holiday Tree Lighting

December 10, 2015
National Emergency Training Center
Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates Holiday Trees in memory of our fallen firefighters.

2016 Hal Bruno CoCoKey Camp (Ages 4-6)

February 25 – 28, 2016
CoCoKey Water Resort – Orlando, FL
A weekend camp will be held at the CoCoKey Water Resort in Orlando for children ages 4-6 of fallen firefighters who have been honored in Emmitsburg. This camp will provide fun activities for children while helping them with their grief.

Courage to be Safe® Training – Nolensville, TN

December 12, 2015
This course is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.