2018-2019 Sarbanes Scholarships

NFFF Sarbanes Scholarships Awarded to 80 Recipients

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its partners awarded $338,921 in 2018-2019 Sarbanes Scholarships to 71 children, five stepchildren and four spouses of fallen firefighters.

Columbia Southern University Scholarship

Apply for Columbia Southern University’s NFFF Scholarship

Columbia Southern University grants one scholarship to the widow, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Scholarship applications will be accepted through October 2, 2018 and a winner will be announced in December 2018.

Apply Now for the Columbia Southern University’s 2018 NFFF Scholarship

Experts Agree National Standards for Fire Service Emergency Response Policies Will Improve Firefighters Safety

In May 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered 30 fire service subject matter experts to evaluate and discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11: National standards for emergency response policies should be developed and championed.

National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

Taking Steps to Honor and Remember Our Nation’s Fallen Firefighters

For the fourth year, the FDNY and the NFFF will host the Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters on Sunday, October 28, 2018.


Chiefs Butler and Tippett Receive the Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award

The Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award recognizes personal commitment and achievement in the area of health and safety.

Carrying the Weight of PTSD to Raise Awareness and Support

Like many people in the fire service, the gravity of what Diana has seen and experienced lingered with her, leading to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2009, she began competing in off-road trail races and triathlons to deal with her PTSD symptoms and found great healing in the sport.

Working with fire sprinkler systems and automatic fire alarm systems

To help firefighters prepare for these incidents, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) launched a new training module, Automatic Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Systems, on the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN).

Station 19 Cast Plays for NFFF on Celebrity Family Feud

Team Station 19 took on Team Grey’s Anatomy on Celebrity Family Feud on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Station 19 played for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.


2018 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments

June – November 2018
Locations Across the U.S.
Now in its 15th year, the golf program has grown to over 20 tournaments that help the NFFF support families of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You

Outward Bound 2018

August 12 – 18, 2018
Outward Bound Mid-Atlantic
An adventure awaits you! Outward Bound 2018 adventure specifically designed for youth coping with the death of a loved one.

2018 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – October 2018
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.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You

37th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 6 – 7, 2018
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.