Curious about the real-life impact your support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has? We invite you to meet our most recent scholarship recipients. We’re so very proud of these young men and women—and are delighted to introduce them to the Fire Hero Family community. Each of the recipients lost a parent firefighter to a line-of-duty death; they received their awards based on their financial need and academic performance.
As a third-generation firefighter with 45 years of Fire/Rescue and EMS operational experience, I’ve been a part of multiple command changes – from shift changes in a firehouse to leadership hand-offs at fire scenes. They’re a pivotal part of our work, and now it’s time for me to take part in another one as I announce that I will be retiring as the Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
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.
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.
We are working hard to provide important resources, workshops, and timely information to help both firefighters and our Fire Hero Families stay connected and well during these unprecedented times. These new resources can be found here on our website, shared through E-mail, and through our social media channels.
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Make Your 2022 Combined Federal Campaign Donation Using #10292
Federal, military, and postal service employees can donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation through Combined Federal Campaign contributions. The Foundation’s agency number is 10292. State and local government employees can write in the Foundation as their agency of choice.
We appreciate your continued support to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and their families.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Does Not Solicit Donations by Phone
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation does not solicit donations by phone or employ outside companies to do so. You can make a donation by mail, by phone or through our website. If you have any questions/concerns please contact us.