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. The module is self-paced and can be completed at any time or place.

Join Us This Summer for Our Young Adult Programs

2018 Young Adults Retreat

August 2 – 4, 2018

Develop Lifelong Resilience at Our Young Adults Retreat

This is a free two-day event for children, stepchildren, and siblings (ages 18-25) of fallen firefighters. The Retreat will focus on how the early death of a parent or sibling affects us and on tools and strategies that can help develop lifelong resilience.

Outward Bound 2018

NEW DATES! August 12 – 18, 2018

Have the Adventure of a Lifetime at Outward Bound 2018

Outward Bound 2018 is specifically designed for youth coping with the death of a loved one. Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains and the Michaux State Forest – climbing some of the oldest mountains in the world, you will combine the personal growth methodologies of Outward Bound with a simple support model that honors the griever.

Contest Runs Until July 16, 2018

America’s Best Firehouse Chili

America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest Returns, Giving Firefighters a Chance to Win $10,000 for Their Station

From now until July 16, 2018, firefighters can submit their best chili recipe to for judging. Hormel Foods will select five finalists, one from each major region of the U.S. including North, South, East, West and Midwest. Those finalists will be flown to New York City to compete in a live chili cook-off for a chance to win the grand prize.


Honoring Fallen Heroes and Helping Those Serving Overseas

Men who attended the annual 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference for Fire Hero Families in Blue Ash, OH stuffed care packages for service men and women stationed overseas at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Launches Survey on Suicide Prevention Efforts

The NFFF has partnered with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, a leading suicidologist with experience in developing innovative programs for first responders. As part of this assessment, Dr. Spencer-Thomas created a survey to gather feedback from fire service members (active, retired and non-uniformed), support groups (clinicians, EAP providers, chaplaincy groups, etc.) and family members.

Carry The Load Honors and Remembers Our Nation’s Heroes This Memorial Day

In an ongoing effort to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families, Carry The Load will kick off its Memorial May campaign to offer meaningful ways for people to observe Memorial Day.

Highlights from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference

Watch scenes from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.


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

2018 Young Adults Retreat

August 2 – 4, 2018
Airlie – Warrenton, VA
The 2018 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.
» Register by July 15, 2018

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