Watch the Tribute Together

Premieres on October 4, 2020 at 10:00 am (EDT)

COVID-19 Does Not Stop Us from Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen Firefighters

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.

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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

Although we cannot be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, it is more important than ever to show our Fire Hero Families and firefighters that we will always honor and remember our nation’s heroes. The Foundation invites individuals, communities, organizations, landmarks, and fire departments to join us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters.

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Ring Out in Support for Fallen Firefighters and Their Families

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.

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The Foundation Trumpet – Summer 2020 Edition

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission. » Sign-Up for NFFF E-mail Updates


Reflection and Respect Nationwide

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.”
» Register for the National Stair Climb
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Fire Hero Kids “Zoom” to Camp as NFFF Family Programs Go Virtual

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.


Resilience in the Time of Covid

Having resilience means being able to recover quickly from difficulties. And never in this century has resilience proven more important than now! Over the years, we’ve spoken with many Fire Hero Families about how they have worked toward becoming more resilient. Here are some tips that you, too might find helpful as you face a path that may be different than the one you thought you would be traveling.
» Download & Print the Resilience Tip Sheet


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Facilitated Support Group

September 29, 2020 8:00 pm (EDT)
On Zoom
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.


America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

October 4, 2020
Online
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.


National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters (Virtual)

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.


2020 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

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.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You Or Climb Virtually