Two NFFF Long-Serving Board Members Receive Accolades at Firehouse Expo

2018 Awards at Firehouse Expo
For more than 20 years, Vina Drennan has been an influential advocate for firefighter safety. During the opening ceremonies of Firehouse Expo in Nashville, Vina’s tireless commitment to the fire service was recognized warmly as she received the NFFF’s 2018 Art Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award. Chief Compton was inducted into the 2018 Firehouse Hall of Fame during the Legends & Icons Celebration. The event honors contributors who have made a lasting mark on the fire service.

2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 5 – 6

103 Fallen Firefighters Honored at National Memorial 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.

More About the Memorial Weekend:

» Read: 2018 Remembrance Book
» Bells Across America
» Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Ways to Honor Fallen Firefighters
» About Memorial Weekend

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Day
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Tim Messick for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

2018 Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

More Photos Added: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend


Boot Scootin' Boogie 2018

Join Us for Boot Scootin’ Boogie 2018 During Firehouse Expo

While you’re in Nashville for Firehouse Expo, you can have a great time with fellow firefighters and friends at Boot Scootin’ Boogie on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 6:30 – 11:00 pm. Boot Scootin’ Boogie includes a evening of great food, refreshments, music and a Boot Scootin’ good time!


National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

Show the Families of the Fallen That You Will Never Forget

Join members of FDNY and the public for the 4th Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters at Belmont Park on Sunday, October 28. Five of the afternoon races are dedicated and named for fallen FDNY firefighters.

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Responding to Violent Incidents Training Program Announced

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.


“American Firefighter” a Review

Read Bill Carey’s review of American Firefighter, as he notes the book is “a respectful tribute to duty, service and at times sacrifice.”


Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt.


Make Health, Safety and Wellness Your Department’s Priority

The September issue of Firehouse Magazine features the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement emphasizes the value of a progressive, safety-focused fire service culture, and provides information and resources to help firefighters implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.


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Firehouse Expo 2018

October 16 – 20, 2018
Music City Center – Nashville, TN
Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Booth #226.
More:
» Firehouse Expo 9/11 Stair Climb
» Boot Scootin’ Boogie


Boot Scootin’ Boogie 2018

Ocotber 19, 2018
Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, TN


National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

October 28, 2018
Belmont Park – Elmont, NY
The National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters benefits FDNY CSU and the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation which honors America’s fallen firefighters, provides assistance to their families, and prevents line-of-duty deaths and injuries.


2018 Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

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.