2018 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

2018 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 6 – 7

103 Fallen Firefighters to Be Honored at National Memorial on October 7


During the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018, the U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years.

Get Involved:

» Learn About Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
» Join us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Ways to Honor Fallen Firefighters in Your Community
» About the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend


Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland

Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) held across the country.

Learn More About New Wildland Efforts:


Portrait Book by Paul Mobley Benefits the NFFF

“American Firefighter” a Review

Read Bill Carey’s review of American Firefighter on FirefighterNation.com. Bill notes the book is “a respectful tribute to duty, service and at times sacrifice.”
» American Firefighter Celebrates Firefighters & Their Families
» Buy Your Copy of American Firefighter Today!

American Firefighter

In This Month’s Issue of Firehouse

Make Health, Safety and Wellness Your Department’s Priority

The September issue of Firehouse Magazine features the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement emphasizes the value of a progressive, safety-focused fire service culture, and provides information and resources to help firefighters implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Blaney, Corey LaJoie scheduled to appear at The Smokehouse 2018

The Smokehouse 2018, benefiting the NFFF, on Oct. 7, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway.


NFFF 2018-2019 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.


Apply for Columbia Southern University’s 2018 NFFF Scholarship

CSU 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.


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.


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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


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


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.


National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

October 28, 2018
Belmont Park – Elmont, NY
The National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters benefits FDNY CSU and the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation which honors America’s fallen firefighters, provides assistance to their families, and prevents line-of-duty deaths and injuries.