#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to collaborate and celebrate generosity. The NFFF will again mark #GivingTuesday as #FireHeroTuesday on November 29, 2022. On this global day of generosity, you can help to honor America’s fallen fire heroes, support their families and colleagues, and prevent preventable firefighter line-of-duty death and injury.
As the Inaja Fire burned in San Diego River Canyon’s Cleveland National Forest on November 25, 1956, eleven crew members who were fighting the fire died in a flashover.
Best practices for wildland fires have changed dramatically in the past 75 years, due in many ways to the knowledge gained from incidents like the Inaja Fire. Check out NFFF’s newest course.
This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announces the release of Boyd Street, created in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Full Vision Productions.
The Latest NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion
This discussion features Deputy Fire Chief Jim McLoughlin (Retired), of the Hartford Fire Department (CT), who recalls a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Kevin L. Bell on October 7, 2014. He will share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
On Monday, November 14, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was humbled to unveil Section 52 — the latest addition to the Walk of Honor®. This new span on the walkway was made possible by the Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) Emergency Services Partnership Program.
The National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is open for Public Visitors to Campus Memorials. All visitors will park in the lot adjacent to Building V1 where you will be security screened. Restrooms are also available in Building V1 for your convenience. Visitors are not permitted to enter NETC buildings and should follow the “marked” route on the map provided by campus security for access to the National Memorial. Firearms and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is honored to announce that we have once again earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. We are equally excited to share that we’ve earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency—their highest level of recognition—for the second year in a row.
On October 11, USFA, in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, hosted the U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control: State of Science. This video is for anyone who wants a better understanding of the challenges and recommended solutions to the critical fire problem in America.
AFSA’s Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award honors individuals not directly involved in the fire sprinkler industry whose efforts have significantly advanced the fire protection industry and automatic fire sprinklers. Nominees are recommended by AFSA’s Legislative Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
Kids Camp gives grieving children a chance to “just be children.” For children who experience the loss of a primary loved one, dealing with grief can be a monumental challenge. When that loved one was a firefighter who sacrificed his/her life in the line of duty, those affected share a unique bond. Combining traditional camp fun with therapeutic benefits, Kids Camp gives them the added strength to meet that challenge together.
April – December 2022
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. You can climb virtually at a time and place of your choice or support a previous climb until December 31, 2022.
» Climb Virtually in the National Stair Climb
November 30 – December 3, 2022
Liberty Mountain Resort – Carroll Valley, PA
The 2022 Fire Hero Family Winter Retreat will focus on service, giving back to others at the holidays, self-care, reflection, and fellowship.
December 2, 2022 4:30 – 5:30 pm EST
National Emergency Training Center – Emmitsburg, MD
Streamed on firehero.org and NFFF Facebook
Each year, during the holidays, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates trees in memory of our fallen firefighters. Please join us virtually on our website or Facebook for this beautiful annual tribute to our fallen firefighters.
December 17, 2022 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Online Through Zoom
If you haven’t yet attended a gathering of Men Forging Ahead (MFA), December would be a great time to start! This month, we will be discussing The Holidays, Finding Hope and Joy. Share a story, talk with peers about a favorite food or tradition, or just listen in as we provide one another with hope and joy.