2017 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 7 – 8, 2017

95 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at National Memorial on October 8

The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 75 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years during the 36th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
» U.S. Landmarks to Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Join a Nationwide Tribute for Fallen Firefighters
» Other Ways to Honor the Fallen Firefighters
» Flags Raised Over the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
» More: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
» Firefighters Being Honored: 2017 Roll of Honor

Bells Accross America for Fallen Firefighters

Fire Service Occupational
Cancer Symposium

Taking Care of Ourselves

Personal accountability, situational awareness, education and strong leadership are familiar concepts in the fire service for reducing line-of-duty deaths. On the second day of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Symposium, these same themes recurred during presentations, workshops and discussions for preventing the incidence of cancer among firefighters.

Book Release – October 10, 2017

American Firefighter Celebrates the Nation’s Firefighters and Their Families

Paul Mobley has taken his camera on the road again to photograph America’s bravest citizens. In this collection of intimate and powerful photographic portraits, we get a glimpse of what it means to answer the call and run toward danger.

Learn More About American Firefighter


Monster Mile Partners with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Carl Deputy and Son Builders for Sept. 29 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race

Dover International Speedway officials today announced the entitlement partner for the Sept. 29 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race – the “National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 125 presented by Carl Deputy and Son Builders” – set for Friday, Sept. 29 at the Monster Mile.

Chief Ron Siarnicki, Firehouse Kitchen’s Ray Cooney Judge America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the New York City Fire Museum, it will be decided who makes America’s Best Firehouse Chili.

Honor Your Fellow Firefighters Who Died in the Line of Duty

On Sunday, October 1, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will host the 3rd Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters at Belmont Park.
» Register Today for the National Stair Climb

Fire Hero Learning Network Now Has 60,000 Users

Fire Hero Learning Network has reached 60,000 users! Are you registered? Sign-up today on the official online learning network of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, part of the Everyone Goes Home® effort.


36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 7-8, 2017
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.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – November 2017
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

3rd Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters at Belmont Park

October 1, 2017
Belmont Park – Elmont, NY

2017 Parents and Siblings Weekend Retreat

November 3-4, 2017
DoubleTree Baltimore-BWI Airport – Linthicum, MD
The 2017 Parents and Siblings Weekend Retreat will focus on how a death impacts relationships, traditions, and the positive effects of self-care after loss.