NFFF Welcomes our New CEO
On June 1, 2023, Victor Stagnaro officially stepped into his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, after 13 years as the Foundation’s Managing Director and previous Director of Fire Programs.
Now that he has transitioned from Managing Director to CEO, the NFFF is embarking upon a search to identify the Foundation’s new Managing Director. Those who are interested in learning more about what this key strategic role entails—and how to apply—are encouraged to review the opportunity on the website.
» More: NFFF & FRCE Select New Chief Executive Officer
» Apply: View the Managing Director Opportunity
Memorial Monday—Commission House Fire Sparked by Storm in the Nation’s Capital
Five District of Columbia firefighters died as a result of multiple collapses during a fire that started at the branch telegraph office on May 18, 1896.
Grief in Progress Podcast – Season 2
Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story
The theme of Season Two of the Grief in Progress podcast series is the power of connection to find solidarity, strength, and support in times of loss. Grief can be a challenging and isolating experience for many people, but it can be especially difficult for parents who have lost a son or daughter. “Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story” introduces you to Katrina and Dwayne Murphy, the parents of Firefighter Kendall Murphy, who died in the line of duty in 2017.
NFFF Online Benefit Auction: Now thru June 9
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is holding a benefit online auction now through June 9, featuring collectibles and other goods from the estate of Keith and Mary Jane Purcell. The auction features a wide variety of items up for bid, including antique fire trucks, vintage firefighting tools (equipment, bunker gear, boots, etc.), antique cameras, furniture, antique toys, housewares, and one-of-a-kind artwork. All proceeds from the auction will go directly towards supporting the programs for the families of fallen firefighters.
For Coverage of the 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend visit weekend.firehero.org
» Watch the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
» Watch the National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service
» National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 6-7, 2023
» Find Ways to Honor Fallen Firefighters in Your Community
Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 144 Fallen Firefighters
On Wednesday, April 19, leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 144 American flags flown over the US Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These flags represent each of the firefighters on the 2023 Roll of Honor, which includes 79 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.
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.