Alan Brunacini

Remembering Chief Alan Brunacini

Alan Brunacini was well-respected and admired throughout the entire U.S. Fire Service and a good friend to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “He believed civilians would always remember their interactions with firefighters and therefore every firefighter must follow the ‘Golden Rule’ and treat others as they would want to be treated,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “It was simple, solid advice that can make a world of difference.”


2017 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

2017 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Memorial Service
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Chapel Vigil
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Rowe for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Welcome
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Joe Summers for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Red Helmet Ride
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Candlelight Service
Photo by Bill Green for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Claudia Garner for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Memorial Service
Photo by Coral Ruggiero for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Wreath Laying – Arlington National Cemetery
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Family Day
Photo by Bill Green for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congressional Flag Ceremony
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

95 Fallen Firefighters honored at National Memorial on October 8

The U.S. Fire Service paid 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

View & Download: The 2017 Candlelight and Memorial Services

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The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Its Partners Award 78 Scholarships

Our 2017–2018 scholarship recipients include 68 children, 1 stepchild, and 10 spouses of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Our thanks to a very generous donation from Motorola Solutions Foundation, Inc. and partnerships with ICMA-RC, Global Health & Safety, National Association of State Fire Marshals, The College Board, and the Steel Family and countless donations made to our scholarship program.


GovX.com Launches Firefighter Honor Week, Includes $2,500 Shopping Spree Contest for Departments

Over 90 GovX brands joined the week-long sale, offering discounts on their products, many of which are popular in the firefighter communities.


American Firefighter Celebrates the Nation’s Firefighters and Their Families

In Paul Mobley’s collection of intimate and powerful portraits, we get a glimpse of what it means to answer the call and run toward danger.


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.


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2017 Parents and Siblings Weekend Retreat

November 3-4, 2017
DoubleTree Balt.-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.


Firehouse Expo 2017

October 17 – 21, 2017
Music City Center – Nashville, TN
Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Booth #359.
More:
» Firehouse Expo Stair Climb
» Boot Scootin’ Boogie


2017 VCOS Memorial Stair Climb & 5K Walk

November 10, 2017
Hilton Hotel Clearwater Beach – Clearwater Beach, FL


2017 National Fallen Firefighters Holiday Tree Lighting

December 8, 2017
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel – Emmitsburg, MD
Each year, during the holidays, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates trees in memory of our fallen firefighters.
» Send an Ornament for Your Firefighter