National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 6-7, 2023
During the 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, we will remember 80 firefighters who died in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.
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March 27-31, 2023
First Responder Wellness Week: 5 Days of Health and Wellness
Join us online from March 27-31 as NFFF and our affiliate, the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), partner with Lexipol to launch their inaugural First Responder Wellness Week. The week is dedicated to providing resources, support and community to help public safety personnel better understand the mental and physical health risks that come with the job.
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Join Us at Hal Bruno Kids Camp in New Jersey, June 9-11, 2023
This special weekend-long camp gives grieving children a safe space to share with peers who have suffered a similar loss and a chance to just be “kids at camp,” and is open to children, stepchildren, or siblings whose firefighter parent or sibling has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
Common Voices Releases Video on Anniversary of NYC’s Watts Street Fire
Common Voices, a fire safety advocacy coalition, released a video today featuring Vina Drennan sharing her thoughts on how she turned her personal tragedy into advocacy. Vina is the widow of Captain John Drennan, one of three firefighters who died in the line of duty as a result of the Watts Street Fire in New York City on March 28, 1994.
Sarbanes Award Announced
The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation (GTFF) has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Senate Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. CFSI and NFFF will present the 2023 Sarbanes Award at the 33rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on May 23, 2023, in Washington, DC.
Miller Furniture Company Fire Claims Two Denver Firefighters
On March 29, 1952, two Denver firefighters died in a collapse at the scene of the Miller Furniture Company fire.
First Responder Cancer Benefits Bill Introduced
H.R. 1719, the Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act (Honor Act), has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation will ensure first responders and their families receive federal benefits for occupational cancer. More specifically, the legislation will ensure firefighters, EMS personnel, and police who die or become disabled due to occupational cancer receive benefits under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.