Chief Neil Svetanics

Chief Neil Svetanics, Friend of the Foundation

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was saddened to learn of the recent death of Chief Neil Svetanics. We extend our deepest sympathy to Chief Svetanics’ daughters and grandchildren and to his many friends in the fire service.

August 3 – 5, 2017
Linthicum Heights, MD

Young Adults Retreat 2017

Continuing Bonds: Young Adults Retreat Helps Grieving Children and Siblings

When a parent or sibling dies, the relationship doesn’t end. As the survivor continues to live, the bonds and connections continue. This retreat will focus on those bonds and how we can carry the best of that relationship forward with us, even as we grieve.

Register by July 10, 2017 or Until Full

Space is Limited – Register Today!

Registration Ends July 31 – Register Today!

Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: How Can You Prevent Firefighter Cancer?

As the number of firefighters and their families affected by occupational cancer steadily increases, improving education, prevention measures and support are imperative. The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance is hosting the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium on September 7-8, 2017.
Register for the Symposium Before July 31!

#BeatFFCancer • #FSCancerSymposium • #EducatePreventSupport

Registration Now Open for the 2017 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

In 2017, the we will partner again with Comfort Zone Camp to provide a weekend bereavement camp. For the first time, the Foundation will hold both camps together in Colorado.

Learn More:
» Register Children Ages 4-6
» Register Children Ages 7-17


Remembering Ray Pfeifer: An Inspiration for All

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was extremely saddened to learn of Ray Pfeifer’s passing on Sunday. Ray was a friend of the Foundation and an inspiration. He was a leader and role model whose compassion for others was extraordinary. Ray Pfeifer will be deeply missed.

The Makers of Hormel® Chili Set Out to Crown America’s Best Firehouse Chili

The contest will take place over three months. Firefighters will be encouraged to submit their best chili recipe to HORMEL® Chili for judging.
» America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest

The Smokehouse Benefiting the NFFF is Coming to Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 1

Dover International Speedway is expanding its annual salute to our hometown heroes by welcoming all fans to The Smokehouse.
» Get Tickets at

Wyoming honors its fallen firefighters

Wyoming Fire Academy honored 51 fallen fire heroes on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Val Reed, Co-Commander of the L.A.S.T. Team Honor/Color Guard introduced the bell ceremony for the fallen.


Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf

June – November 2017
Locations Across the U.S.
Now in its 14th year, the golf program has grown to over 30 tournaments that help the NFFF support survivors of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – November 2017
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-Rescue International 2017

July 27 – 29, 2017
Charlotte Convention Center – Charlotte, NC
Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Booth #1744 at Fire-Rescue International 2016.

Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium

September 7-8, 2017
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel – Phoenix, AZ
As the number of firefighters affected by occupational cancer increases, improving education, prevention and support is imperative.