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Howard County Residential Fire (MD)

This discussion features Chief John Butler, Chief of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (MD) at the time of Lieutenant Nathan “‘Nate” Flynn’s tragic death on July 23, 2018. Chief Butler recalls the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.

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2022 Men’s Retreat

Get ready for an adventure in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado! Located 90 miles northwest of Denver, at 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Majestic views span in every direction, and wildlife is abundant. Rocky Mountain National Park borders Estes Park at its eastern entrance. This retreat is for husbands, male life partners, fathers, step-fathers, sons, step-sons, brothers, and step-brothers, ages 18 and above, whose spouse, life partner, parent, step-parent, sibling, or step-sibling has been honored or is approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Registration will remain open until full or until June 24th

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2022 Young Adults Retreat

2022 Young Adults Retreat

Get ready for an adventure in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado! Located 90 miles northwest of Denver, at 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Majestic views span in every direction, and wildlife is abundant. Rocky Mountain National Park borders Estes Park at its eastern entrance. This retreat is for young adults, ages 18-25, whose parent, step-parent, or sibling has been honored or is approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Registration will remain open until full or until June 24th


International Firefighters' Day 2022

Thank You for Joining Us for International Firefighters’ Day

This is a worldwide day to recognize those men and women of the fire service for their dedication to public service and bravery in keeping us safe.

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Watch Highlights from the FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb


Episode 6

Gratitude Tour: From Sea to Shining Sea

Juliann Ashcraft and her husband Andrew were twenty-somethings with four young children when he died in the line of duty in Prescott, Arizona on June 30, 2013. In fact, he was one of 19 wildland firefighters who died in the line of duty that day, with just one member of the crew surviving. Overwhelmed with gratitude for the strangers who sent letters and cards and offered support, Ashcraft converted a 40-foot Greyhound bus into a home on wheels and hit the road with her kids on a gratitude tour that would take them across the United States. Juliann wrote about the tour on a blog, and in this episode she talks about how she’s always used her writing to process her thoughts and feelings. She also describes how she recently added the word “gift” to her personal definition of the word “grief”—for without her experience of losing Andrew, she would not be who she is today.


Memorial Monday – Davidson Theatre Fire (WI)

Nine Milwaukee firefighters died in a collapse at the Davidson Theatre Fire on April 9, 1894.


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.

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Longtime Fire Service Leader Karl Ristow to Receive NFFF Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is recognizing Chief Karl Ristow, CFO, as the newest recipient of the organization’s Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award.


NVFC and VCOS Selected as Recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. NVFC and VCOS are being recognized for their publication of the Lavender Ribbon Report.


Safety INsight: Natchez Rhythm Club Fire

The Natchez Rhythm Club fire was the second deadliest building fire in the U.S. when it took 209 lives in 1940. Of course it made headlines, but it faded quickly from the spotlight. It’s a major disaster most people have never heard about. The case has been made it has been overlooked because the fire occurred in a Black community in the deep South. Still, future fire protection engineers are now learning from this tragedy. This episode of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Safety INsight looks closely at important lessons still relevant 82 years later.


National Fire Service Research Agenda Report Released

Researchers and fire service practitioners met virtually last year for the 4th National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium resulting in the National Fire Service Research Agenda Report with nearly 300 recommendations.


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2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments

May – October 2022
Locations Across the U.S.

Our golf program has grown to nearly 20 tournaments that help the NFFF support families of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You


2022 Hal Bruno Kids Camp

June 24 – 26, 2022
Two Locations Near Colorado Springs, CO

The 2022 Hal Bruno Kids Camp will give grieving children a chance to just be children, while also providing a safe space to share with peers who have suffered a similar loss.


2022 CZC Virtual Volunteer Training

June 1 – 2, 2022 7:00 – 9:00 pm
On Zoom

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.


2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium

June 28-29, 2022
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District – Philadelphia, PA

The Innovation in Safety Symposium supports Initiative #8 and will focus on the future of technology in the fire service. The Symposium will feature panel discussions, TEDs-like presentations, short case studies, and workshops. Please apply by April 28th. This event is capped at 100 attendees.