Spring 2019 Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find the latest news about how we are honoring America’s fallen firefighters, assisting their families, and working to prevent firefighter deaths and injuries.

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

2019 Young Adults Retreat

Get Ready for Adventure at the 2019 Young Adults Retreat

This event will combine challenging outdoor experiences, facilitated conversation and discussion, and activities designed to help unravel the complex emotions that make up grief and loss and promote useful coping skills. The emphasis will be on sharing stories, creating new experiences, and connecting with others.

Register Today for the 2019 Young Adults Retreat in Moab, Utah
Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until full or until June 15, 2019

4 Star Rating - Charity Navigator

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time the Foundation has earned this top distinction.

Reminder: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation does not solicit donations by phone or employ outside companies to do so. You donate by mail, by phone or through our website.

2019 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

Register for the Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

It’s camp time again, one of our favorite times of the year! The Fire Hero Family Programs team is pleased to invite you and your children to attend the 8th annual Hal Bruno Camp. This special camp is open to children and step-children whose firefighter parent has been honored or is approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. This weekend camp gives grieving children a chance to just be children, while also providing a safe space to share with peers who have suffered a similar loss.

Register Now for the 2019 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

Camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are full or until May 15, 2019

news


Announcing the 17th Annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium – a Partnership of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation

The 17th Annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium will be held on May 5-6, 2019, on the historic grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida.


Watch Highlights from the New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Presented by Chase

The Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was held on April 7, inside Madison Square Garden. This climb benefits the NFFF, the Uniformed Firefighters Association Widows and Childrens Fund, and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.


NFFF to Host the National High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium

The Symposium, the first event of its kind, will be held July 10-12, 2019, and will empower cadet programs with the tools they need to maximize their learning outcomes.


Two Organizations Selected Co-Recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

The Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative and the Denver Fire Department will receive the award at the 31st Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 25, 2019, in Washington, DC.


events


CZC Volunteer Training 2019

April 27, 2019
Grand Summit Hotel – Summit, NJ
During this program, you will meet Comfort Zone staff, campers, and volunteers who will explain what to expect at camp and how our program impacts grieving children and teens.


Leadership in a Dynamic Environment

May 17, 2019
James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center – Marriottsville, MD
Two sessions will be offered for this one-day symposium on organizational leadership.
» Also Offered On: May 18, 2019


2019 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium

July 10 – 12, 2019
Pflugerville Fire Department Conference and Education Center – Pflugerville, TX
The Symposium will empower cadet programs with the tools and information they need to maximize their learning outcomes.


2019 Young Adults Retreat

July 28 – August 1, 2019
Red Cliffs Lodge – Moab, UT
The 2019 Young Adults Retreat is free program for children and siblings (ages 18-25) of fallen firefighters. Designed with workshops to empower you in your increased independence, self-expression and individual growth, the retreat will provide skills to overcome adversity.