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.
Premieres on October 4, 2020 at 10:00 am (EDT)
On Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 am EDT, the lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be remembered in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s production of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. This 45-minute special will be available to watch on www.firehero.org and through the NFFF’s social media platforms.
Be a Part of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
Even during these extraordinary times, we find comfort and hope in coming together to support one another. This fall, communities can join us for the tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty while protecting our neighborhoods. During this annual tribute, communities, faith congregations, and fire departments ring their bells on the weekend of the national tribute for fallen firefighters.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Pending more information on this national emergency, we ask for your patience and understanding.
Fireman Finalyson and Fireman Twaddle of the Duluth Fire Department died from injuries they sustained in a street car crash on September 7, 1898.
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Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. In 2020, virtual climbers will bring this national remembrance to their communities, personalizing their journey to “Never Forget.”
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Kids Camps are offered every summer to two separate age groups: one for school-aged children and one for younger campers. The camps welcome children and step-children of any firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
September 29, 2020 8:00 pm (EDT)
Families can participate in a virtual support group through Zoom! This facilitated virtual support group, hosted by psychologist Dr. Angela Moreland, is for those who do not have a strong support system in place and are struggling with grief, the pandemic/quarantine, or both. To sign up for a group, please E-mail Ashley by the Sunday before group.
October 4, 2020
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters.
September 11 – December 31, 2020
Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s stair climbs benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.
June – October 2020
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.
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