September 24 – 26, 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Stephen Klasko

Dr. Stephen Klasko to Keynote Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium

We need innovative and entrepreneurial individuals like Dr. Stephen Klasko to reimagine the fire service of tomorrow and recreate ways to identify and develop future leaders.


Chief Dennis Compton Receives the 2019 IAFC President’s Award

August 8, 2019, during the General Session of Fire-Rescue International, Chief Dennis Compton was recognized for his contributions in the fire service by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Chief Dennis Compton - IAFC President’s Award

Chief Dennis “Denny” Compton Announces His Retirement as the Chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors

On July 31, Chief Compton announced that he is stepping down as the Board Chairman effective August 18. Upon Chief Compton’s announcement, the Board, by unanimous vote, elected Mr. Troy Markel to take over as the Board Chairman.


2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 5 – 6, 2019

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

» Information for New Families
» Returning Family Volunteers
» Apply to Be a Family Escort
» Register My Honor Guard or Pipes & Drums Unit

View the 2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Roll of Honor


Join Us for the Be Xtraordinary Challenge

X2 All-Natural Energy Drink has partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and urges the community to get involved in the “Be Xtraordinary Challenge,” a virtual stair climb for those unable to participate in local stair climbs.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Earns a 2019 Silver Seal of Transparency

Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth financial information about our organization.


Now Accepting Columbia Southern University Scholarship Applications

The Columbia Southern University (CSU) scholarship covers up to 60 hours toward one online degree program with Columbia Southern University. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.


Share Your Fire Code Experiences for an Exciting, New Documentary

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking to tell the stories of how fire and life safety codes have impacted your community, department and personnel.


Historic Event Added to the Congressional Record

The 17th Annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium and Fire Forum, which revisited Truman’s 1947 National Conference on Fire Prevention, was entered into the Congressional Record on May 23, 2019.


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2019 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – September 2019
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


Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium

September 24 – 26, 2019
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District – Philadelphia, PA
This is an interactive opportunity for firefighters, researchers, and manufacturers to discuss the next generation of technological advances that will impact firefighters, fire departments, cities, and the greater environment.


38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 5 – 6, 2019
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.


The Race to $1 Million at Dover International Speedway

October 6, 2019
Dover International Speedway – Dover, DE
The event is open to everyone and benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which assists the families of fallen firefighters. Since 2008, the program has raised over $889,000.