Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.
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Co-sponsored by CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award was established in 2009 to recognize public safety organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of firefighter health and safety. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 6, 2018.
9/11 Stair Climb News
Participants of the J.P. Taravella 9/11 Stair Climb completed 27 circuits in the three story Grand Building to simulate the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Firefighters, students, teachers, residents, sponsors, and Coral Springs firefighter trainees heard presentations from student DECA members and John Napolitano, Sr.
During the opening ceremonies of Firehouse Expo in Nashville, Vina Drennan's tireless commitment to the fire service was recognized warmly as she received the Art Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award. Chief Compton was inducted into the 2018 Firehouse Hall of Fame, which honors contributors who have made a lasting mark on the fire service.
As the first names were read from the 2018 Roll of Honor at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, the sun broke through the clouds and haze. The unusual warmth for an October day in Emmitsburg, Maryland served as a reminder for the loved ones of the 103 fallen that they will forever be surrounded by comfort and support.
Responding to Violent Incidents Training is one-hour, self-paced program provides participants with best practices gleaned from fire departments across the country and provides recommendations in-line with NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program.
Read Bill Carey’s review of American Firefighter, as he notes the book is “a respectful tribute to duty, service and at times sacrifice.”
November 1 – December 31, 2018
The 2018 FDNY Symposium, courtesy of the NFFF, is FREE to all first responders. This digital, on-demand webcast runs from November 1 – December 31, 2018.
» Register for the Webcasts
November 25 – 30, 2018
National Emergency Training Center – Emmitsburg, MD
This six-day course provides knowledge and practice in the context of current issues to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries.
November 27, 2018
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back; communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The NFFF will mark #GivingTuesday with #FireHeroTuesday.
» Help on #FireHeroTuesday & Beyond
December 7, 2018
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel – Emmitsburg, MD
Each year, during the holidays, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates trees in memory of our fallen firefighters.
» Attend the 2018 Tree Lighting